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Why do some dentists claim mercury “leaks out” of amalgam fillings?

Why do some dentists claim mercury “leaks out” of amalgam fillings?

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Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
7 years ago
Amalgams are actually alloy of mercury.The issue with mercury amalgams used in fillings is that they are mostly, but not completely, inert. Some mercury will evaporate from them and some chemical and physical processes can increase the amount that evaporates.but only a small amount leaks.

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