Mercury in dental amalgam is a hidden source of global mercury pollution, resulting from the illegal diversion of dental mercury into the artisanal and small-scale gold mining sector, to crematoria emissions from the deceased and sewage sludge that is sold to farmers. These significant mercury sources result in air, water, and food contamination that consequently have a negative impact on human health.
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Anita Vazquez Tibau and Blanche D. Grube (2019) Mercury Contamination from Dental Amalgam. Journal of Health and Pollution: June 2019, Vol. 9, No. 22, 190612.