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Dental amalgams & alternative materials
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How are dental amalgams made?
How can dental patients and workers be exposed to mercury from amalgams?
What health effects could be linked to the form of mercury contained in dental amalgams?
How toxic are mercury and other metals used in amalgams?
What are the possible negative effects on health of dental amalgams?
What are the possible health effects of alternative tooth filling materials?
How toxic are the different components of alternative materials ?
What are the possible negative effects on health associated with alternative materials ?
Conclusion on health effects of dental amalgams and their alternatives on users
What is the scientific evidence linking dental amalgams to health problems?
How safe are dental amalgams containing mercury?
How safe are alternative tooth filling materials?
What is the environmental risk of the use of dental amalgams and alternative materials?
Does mercury released by the use of amalgams pose a risk to the environment ?
What is the environmental impact of alternative tooth filling materials?
How serious are the risks of indirect exposure to mercury from disposal dental amalgams?
What further information is needed on environmental risks of dental amalgams?
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2. How are dental amalgams made?
3. How can dental patients and workers be exposed to mercury from amalgams?
4. What health effects could be linked to the form of mercury contained in dental amalgams?
5. What are the possible health effects of alternative tooth filling materials?
6. Conclusion on health effects of dental amalgams and their alternatives on users
7. What is the environmental risk of the use of dental amalgams and alternative materials?
8. How serious are the risks of indirect exposure to mercury from disposal dental amalgams?
9. What further information is needed on environmental risks of dental amalgams?
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