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Assessment of Mercury Amalgam Use at Private Dental Clinics in Selected Main Cities of Pakistan

Saeed Waqar Ali and Dr. Mahmood A.khwaja
 
Abstract

During the past two decades, mercury has come under increasing scrutiny with regard to its safety both in the general population and in occupationally exposed groups. It’s a growing issue of global concern because of its adverse environmental and health impacts. Low levels of inhaled mercury or chronic exposure to low level contamination in breathing zone air, can result in mercury poisoning which among other issues may damage the nervous system, lungs, and kidneys. Exposure to mercury of vulnerable population (dental professionals, healthcare workers, children, pregnant women and elderly) is of particular concern. Very few investigations  on mercury amalgam use in the dentistry sector  have  been  carried  out  in  South  Asia  and  there  is  little  data  reported  on  mercury contamination of indoor/outdoor air at dental sites.

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