The relationship between amalgam restorations and mercury levels in male dentists and nondental health professionals.

@article{Joshi2003TheRB,
  title={The relationship between amalgam restorations and mercury levels in male dentists and nondental health professionals.},
  author={Anil G. Joshi and Chester W. Douglass and Hyun-Duck Kim and Kaumudi J Joshipura and Michael C. Park and Eric B. Rimm and Michael J Carino and Raul Isidro Garcia and Jeffery S. Morris and Walter C Willett},
  journal={Journal of public health dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={52-60}
}
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were: (1) to compare the mercury levels in general dentists with the mercury levels in other health professionals using toenail clippings as a biomarker, (2) to identify risk factors associated with high mercury levels, and (3) to compare practice characteristics of dentists with high and low mercury levels. METHODS A sample of 579 men was randomly selected from the 33,737 men participating in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who had provided… CONTINUE READING

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