A hundred and fifty years of misuse of mercury and dental amalgam
A page authored by Mats Hanson
Amalgam is the main source of mercury exposure in the western world. However, experts from the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) have first stated that no systematic release of mercury from amalgam has ever been observed, and when this was proven false, they claimed that the amounts were far less than is obtained from food, which is also false. It is astounding that mercury researchers did not detect this fact. If they did notice, but abstained from whistle-blowing, questions of morality and ethics arise. People with amalgam are exposed to from tens to several hundreds of micrograms of mercury per day. In several respects this exposure is special, and data and limit values from other types of exposure are just not applicable.