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Health effects of dental amalgam exposure: a retrospective cohort study

Bates, Michael; Fawcett, Jackie; Garrett, Nick; Cutress, Terry; Kjellstrom, Tord

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Background. Whether dental amalgam fillings (containing mercury) are hazardous is a long-standing issue, with few epidemiological investigations. Allegations have particularly involved nervous system disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome. This retrospective cohort study, the largest of its kind, contained people in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) between 1977 and 1997. The NZDF has its own dental service, providing all personnel with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78284
Source: International Journal of Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyh164

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