Ban or Restrict Mercury Amalgam use to Safeguard Childrens Health in Pakistan (Part 2)

Ban or Restrict Mercury Amalgam use to Safeguard Childrens Health in Pakistan (Part 2)

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  • Tuesday | 21 May, 2019
  • Tahira Shams, Shahmir Ali, Ainy Rizvi, Mahmood A. Khwaja, Qurratulain
  • Research Reports,Project Publications
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Qurratulain, Tahira Shams, Shahmir Ali, Ainy Rizvi (PSQCA) and Dr. Mahmood A. Khwaja Executive Summary Dentistry is the science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth. Dental amalgam is used as restorative material in dentistry which is a combination of metals, comprises of liquid (elemental) mercury (around 50%) and a powdered alloy composed of silver, copper and tin. Mercury (the 3rd most toxic substance), emissions/releases from the dental amalgam use and the resulting health impacts on public health (especially children), have been the subject of enormous research published from time to time worldwide. Amalgam has also been used by dental professionals in Pakistan for many decades.