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Research Article

Use of Mercury in Dental Silver Amalgam: An Occupational and Environmental Assessment

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the dentists, dental assistants, and controls.

Characteristics Dentists ()Dental assistants ()Controls ()

Age (years)
 21–30 (group 1)123219551136
 31–40 (group 2)11301329827
 41–50 (group 3)822516620
 51–60 (group 4)61600517
Working hours
 Less than 6 1438929
 More than 825619
Years of experience
 Less than 5 719929
 More than 1019511032
Frequent fish consumption
Amalgam filling per week
Own amalgam filling
Number of fillings

Fish consumption at least once a week.
Applicable to subjects with their own amalgam filling.

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