• mercury
  • This reduction is in line with concern about the use of mercury, the metallic element used in dental amalgam and the general aim to reduce mercury use within the European Union. (niom.no)
  • The exposure of the general population to mercury is mainly due to fish consumption (organic mercury, methyl mercury) and dental amalgam (elemental mercury, inorganic mercury). (niom.no)
  • This may raise some concern for possible effects on the brain of mercury originating from dental amalgam. (niom.no)
  • The mercury release during placement and removal also results in exposure of dental personnel. (niom.no)
  • Recent studies do not indicate that dental personnel in general, despite somewhat higher exposures than patients, suffer from adverse effects that could be attributed to mercury exposure due to dental amalgam. (niom.no)