Iatrogenic Load of Mother’s Organismby Mercury Related to Dental Treatment. III. Mercury concentrations inbreast milk and urine in lactating mothers dentally treated during pregnan-cy


Authors: Z. Broukal 1;  J. Dušková 1;  J. Dolanský 2
Authors‘ workplace: Výzkumný ústav stomatologický, Katedra stomatologie IPVZ, Praha, ředitel. doc. MUDr. O. Krejsa, CSc. 2Katedra jaderné chemie, Matematicko-fyzikální fakulta UK, Praha, přednosta prof. ing. Petr Beneš, DrSc. 1
Published in: Česká stomatologie / Praktické zubní lékařství, ročník , 1999, 6, s. 235-239
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A group of women after delivery and lactating mothers was examined in theyears 1993-1997 which were dentally treated during pregnancy or early motherhood. Allindividuals were dentally examined, interviewed for occupational and food load of mercury andsamples of urine and breast milk were analysed for mercury levels. Filling of teeth whennecessary were provided by composite and glassionomer filling materials. In 24 patients therewas necessary to grind out old and damaged amalgam fillings while in other n 8 patients onlyprimarily decayed teeth had to be treated. In a group of lactating mothers with the dentalanamnesis in pregnancy with manipulations with amalgam fillings there were significantlyelevated mercury levels in urine but not in the samples of breast milk when compared withthose without manipulations with amalgam in the mouth during pregnancy.

Key words:
mercury – urine – breast milk – amalgam filling – dental treatment in pregnancy

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Maxillofacial surgery Orthodontics Dental medicine
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