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Nation IN BRIEF : MARYLAND : No Threat Found in Mercury Fillings

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

There is no evidence that mercury-laden fillings in teeth pose a health threat to humans, a Food and Drug Adminstration advisory panel concluded at a meeting in Rockville, Md. But the Dental Products Panel said the studies raised questions that warrant more research and recommended that the FDA set up a special group to determine what studies are needed. Past studies have suggested that mercury vapors from fillings are absorbed into the body.


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