The Potential Adverse Health Effects of Dental Amalgam

@article{Brownawell2005ThePA,
  title={The Potential Adverse Health Effects of Dental Amalgam},
  author={Amy M. Brownawell and Stanley Berent and Robert L. Brent and James V. Bruckner and John Doull and Eric M. Gershwin and Ronald D. Hood and Genevieve M. Matanoski and Raphael Rubin and Bernard Weiss and Meryl H. Karol},
  journal={Toxicological Reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={24},
  pages={1-10}
}
There is significant public concern about the potential health effects of exposure to mercury vapour (Hg0) released from dental amalgam restorations. The purpose of this article is to provide information about the toxicokinetics of Hg0, evaluate the findings from the recent scientific and medical literature, and identify research gaps that when filled may definitively support or refute the hypothesis that dental amalgam causes adverse health effects.Dental amalgam is a widely used restorative… Expand
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