Original article

Scand J Work Environ Health 1989;15(4):302-304    pdf

doi:10.5271/sjweh.1849 | Issue date: Aug 1989

A possible case of mercury-related toxicity resulting from the grinding of old amalgam restorations.

by Taskinen H, Kinnunen E, Riihimaki V

The potential hazards of metallic mercury in dentistry are well recognized. The present report concerns a patient who experienced an uncommonly high mercury exposure and, possibly, mercury-related toxicity from vapor released during extensive grinding of old amalgam fillings.