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Ban Amalgam!

Karine Toreid Knudsen hknuds at online.no
Sat Jul 29 21:16:38 EST 2000


Hi,

I recently found this article in the Amalgam-list, and I thought you guys on this
newsgroup may be interested:

   Additionally cremation of those with amalgam fillings adds to air
emissions and deposition onto land and lakes.  A study in Switzerland found
that in that small country, cremation released over 65 kilograms of mercury
per year as emissions, often exceeding site air mercury standards(9), while
another Swiss study found mercury levels during cremation of a person with
amalgam fillings as high as 200 micrograms per cubic meter(considerably
higher than U.S. mercury standards).   The amount of mercury in the mouth of
a person with fillings was on average 2.5 grams, enough to contaminate 5 ten
acre lakes to the extent there would be dangerous levels in fish(2).  A
Japanese study estimated mercury emissions from a small crematorium there as
26 grams per day(10).  A study in Sweden found significant occupational and
environmental exposures at cremetoria, and since the requirement to install
selenium filters mercury emission levels in crematoria have been reduced
85%(11).

Another reason for a total ban of Amalgam...!!!

References:
(9) Rivola J, Krejci I, Imfeld T, Lutz F.  Cremation and the environmental
mercury burden.
        Schweiz Monatsschr Zahnmed 1990;100(11):1299-303; &  Matter-Grutter
C, Baillod R, Imfeld T, Lutz    F. Mercury emission measurements in a
crematorium. The dentistry aspects.  Schweiz Monatsschr         Zahnmed
1995;105(8):1023-8
(10) Yoshida M; Kishimoto T; Yamamura Y; Tabuse M; Akama Y; Satoh H.
        Amount of mercury from dental amalgam filling released into the
atmosphere by cremation.
        Nippon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 1994 Jul;41(7):618-24.
(11) Reese Km.  Mercury emissions from crematoria.  Chem & Engin News,
        12-7-98, p80-81; &  Lancet 1998; 352, 1602.
        (2) Electric Power Research Institute.   Mercury in the Environment.
Electric EPRI Journal 1990; April, p5.



Best wishes,
Karine T. Knudsen
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