Healthy children in spite of mercury

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    Note published 01.04.12

Female dentists and dental assistants who may have been exposed to mercury vapour give birth to healthy children at the same rate as people who have not been exposed, according to an NTNU study that investigated Norwegian birth records from 1967 to 2006. The data included about 4500 dental assistants and 1000 dentists, and showed no differences between these and the general population in terms of birth defects, birth weight, prematurity, gender, multiple births, .stillbirths or foetal deaths