Risk of respiratory exposure of dental personnel to amalgam alternatives

Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, Aerosol Research Unit, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Science of The Total Environment (Impact Factor: 4.1). 03/2000; 247(1):33-9. DOI: 10.1016/S0048-9697(99)00463-5
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Although the use of alternatives to dental amalgam is increasing, the possible hazard associated with their occupational exposure has received inadequate attention. The purpose of this study is to use available toxicological and environmental information in a qualitative risk assessment to address potential health hazards associated with exposure to these materials by dental personnel. The members of dental profession should be aware of risk due to long-term exposure to dental materials.

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