Lymphocyte levels in subjects with and without amalgam restorations.

J. R. Mackert, M. S. Leffell, D. A. Wagner, B. J. Powell

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The claim that mercury from dental amalgam produces "reduced immunocompetence" was examined by measuring the levels of the three major populations of lymphocytes on 37 subjects--21 with amalgam restorations and 16 without. The results of this study show no indication that amalgam restorations affect the human immune system nor do they support the "reduced immunocompetence" claim.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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