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Man's mercury loading from a dental amalgam.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4023695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The release of mercury from an amalgam surface in natural saliva during cyclic loading, as well as under static conditions, simulating the clinical conditions of chewing and rest, has been studied using a nuclear tracer technique. Cyclic loading strongly promoted degradation of the amalgam surface in the saliva environment. Corrosion products were found to be loosely bound on the amalgam surface and could be removed by brushing similar to toothbrushing. Most of the mercury released from the surface was present in amalgam particles, produced during the cyclic loading procedure. The daily release of ionic mercury was estimated to be approximately 3 micrograms/cm2, according to the model experiment. Extrapolating the present findings to clinical conditions, man's ionic mercury intake from dental restorations may be at the same level as the total mercury intake from food and drink.
D Brune; D M Evje
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-19     Completed Date:  1985-09-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dental Amalgam / analysis*
Mercury / analysis*
Mercury Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Saliva / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mercury Radioisotopes; 7439-97-6/Mercury; 8049-85-2/Dental Amalgam

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