The release, absorption and possible health effects of mercury from dental amalgam: a review of recent findings

  title={The release, absorption and possible health effects of mercury from dental amalgam: a review of recent findings},
  author={Barry M. Eley and Stephen Cox},
  journal={British Dental Journal},
  • B. Eley, S. Cox
  • Published 20 November 1993
  • Medicine
  • British Dental Journal
Recently many articles have appeared on the subject of mercury from dental amalgam and some of these have questioned its safety as a dental material. This article reviews critically the evidence on mercury release from dental amalgam restorations, its absorption, accumulation and excretion by the body, and its possible relationship to ill-effects. Finally, brief recommendations are given for the handling and usage of dental amalgam 
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