The environmental effects of dental amalgam.

  title={The environmental effects of dental amalgam.},
  author={Geoff Chin and J Chong and Aneta Kluczewska and Alex Lau and S Gorjy and Marc Tennant},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={45 4},
Dental amalgam is one of the most commonly used materials in restorative dentistry. However, one of its major components, mercury, is of particular concern due to its potential adverse effects on humans and the environment. In this review, the environmental impact of dental amalgam will be discussed, with particular reference to the effects attributed to its mercury component. Mercury commonly occurs in nature as sulfides and in a number of minerals. Globally, between 20,000-30,000 tons of… CONTINUE READING
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