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Title:Effect of Iodine on Mercury Concentrations in Dental-unit Wastewater
Author(s):Stone, Mark E.; Kuehne, John C.; Cohen, Mark E.; Talbott, Jonathan L.; Scott, John W.
Dental amalgam -- Environmental aspects
Abstract:Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Mercury typically makes up about 50% of it. The amalgam is used to provide the dental patient with a strong durable filling. Some of the dental amalgam may end up in the dental wastewater along with the water used for rinsing. Iodine is often used to control bacteria in dental-unit fresh waterlines. Could Iodine effect mercury concentrations in the wastewater?ISTC partnered with researchers at the Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research to answer that question. Full results appear in Stone, Mark E., et al (2006). "Effect of Iodine on Mercury Concentrations in Dental-unit Wastewater." Dental Materials 22(2), 119-124.
Issue Date:2006
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Pollutants -- Metals
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-01-14

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