This study reveals that there is a positive correlation between blood mercury levels and oral tissue response in mother rats, however, the negative impact of mercury on oral tissues of offspring rats was due to high mercury levels in their mothers' blood during pregnancy. Further clinical studies are recommended to test our findings in man.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the current status of exposure to mercury (Hg) among dental health workers. The study used 115 people in 3 groups to compare the differences between dental health workers' mercury levels and non healthcare staffs' mercury levels to determine the influence of amalgam fillings on the overall body burden of mercury.
This is a complete copy of the IAOMT's addendum to their Petition for Reconsideration submitted by Jim Love, et al in March of 2013. The addendum to the petition added new proof of the damaging effect of mercury in amalgams and asked that mercury in dental materials either be banned or reclassified as an FDA Class III device thus restricting its use and increasing regulations when using this product.
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This paper, written by Mats Hanson, examines studies from leading research institutes around the world. His research reveals that there has been a documented trend in positive health changes after removal of amalgam fillings since as far back as 1986 (at least!)
This article explorers the statistics concerning long term nicotine gum chewing and determines if chewing nicotine gum can elevate the levels of mercury released into the body from amalgam fillings.
The concept of accumulative micro-mercurial neurotoxicity with specific reference to dental amalgam, has been well documented and prolonged exposure to mercury has been associated with the unique lesions of the AD brain. Therefore, amalgam, as the largest source of mercury vapor in the general population, should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients being investigated for neuro-psychiatric problems and shortterm memory loss.
In the present study we describe a strong, positive correlation between mercury exposure from dental amalgam fillings and urinary mercury excretion over a 7-year longitudinal course of amalgam treatment in children. These findings are relevant within the context of children’s health risk assessment and suggest directions for future research to determine whether differential sensitivities to mercury between boys and girls do exist.
Silver amalgam specimens treated with 10% carbamide peroxide bleaching agents produced a statistically significant increase in the quantity of Hg released after 15 days compared with the control group. Additional studies are needed to assess the impact of this increase. However, the authors recommend avoiding the indiscriminate exposure of silver amalgam restorations to carbamide peroxide bleaching agents.
Stephen M. Koral, DMD, FIAOMT writes an un-biased article that looks into commonly accepted variables concerning exposure, toxicology and risk assessment in the use of amalgam fillings in dentistry and the effect it will have on the use of amalgam in the future.
Michael Fleming DDS examines the role of the FDA concerning amalgam's use in dentistry. He also discusses common misconceptions and breaks down the arguments about amalgam's safety to their core components and examines them individually.
G. Mark Richardson examines the various exposures to mercury from amalgam versus that of the recommended amount of tuna fish (EPA) and compares them to reference exposure levels to find out which presents more of a risk to human health.
Resin-based composites have a number of advantages for restorative treatment. They possess desirable aesthetic properties and favor retention of sound tooth structure because they require less cavity preparation than traditional amalgam restorations. Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that composites can now match or exceed the longevity of amalgam.
OSHA has noted the American Dental Trade Association's (ADTA) position that Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) fall within FDA's definition of labeling. As we have discussed in earlier meetings, this is unfounded.
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