This infographic was created as a poster abstract for a book chapter entitled "What Is the Risk? Dental Amalgam, Mercury Exposure, and Human Health Risks Throughout the Life Span" by IAOMT's John Kall, DMD, Amanda Just, MS, and Michael Aschner, PhD. The chapter is part of the 2016 Springer publication Epigenetics, the Environment, [...]
Learn the many ways occupational exposure to mercury occurs when working with or around “silver” amalgam fillings.
Exposure of neurons in culture to nanomolar levels of Hg2+ has been shown to produce three of the widely accepted pathological diagnostic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). These AD hallmarks are elevated amyloid protein, hyper-phosphorylation of Tau, and formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). Limiting exposure to any source of mercury is highly recommended. [...]
Removal of mercury “silver” amalgam fillings release mercury vapor and thousands of micron and submicron size pieces of mercury contaminated particulate matter. The IAOMT provides solutions to protect staff, patients and the environment from the hazards of dental mercury.
A study funded by the American Dental Association (ADA) estimated in 2003 that 50 percent of mercury entering Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTWs) was contributed by dental off