People can be exposed to mercury in the work place or in the home. These products allow mercury exposure to be easily measured using a urine test or atmospheric sampling method.
For workers in known risk areas such as industrial labs, oil and petrochemical workers, dental team members, recyling plants, antique restoration workshops and so on, regular monitoring of mercury exposure should be provided by employers to safeguard employees' health.
At last, an easy way to check if surfaces are contaminated with mercury. This highly specific mercury indicator powder reacts with mercury vapour to give a dark colour. Sprinkle it onto any surface and leave 24 hours, then compare the result with fresh powder. Full instructions and a guide to interpreting the results are supplied with the pack.
A darkened appearance shows the ..
Mercury Safety Resource CD
Intended for use in larger medical institutions and in the dental practice, the CD contains the following information:
Instructions on how to use the standard mercury spillage kit
Illustrated booklet showing full use instructions, with photos
specifically for the dental team:
PDF version of the book 'Mercury Hazards in Dentistry'
PDF version of th..
What is it ?
Passive dosimetry is a personal monitoring technique which uses air flow to capture mercury vapour in the filter capsule over a period of time. The badge is then returned and the capsule is analysed for mercury. When adjusted for the exposure time, the average air concentration of mercury can then be calculated, showing if the worker has been at risk of mercur..
Urine Analysis Service
Mercury effects from dental fillings (amalgams)
What is the problem with amalgam ?
Dental amalgam is made by mixing metal powders (silver, tin, copper and zinc) with mercury, which forms a paste as the metals dissolve in it, forming the amalgam. The paste is then transferred to the tooth cavity, compressed to squeeze..
Urine analysis service
Who needs this service ?
The Dental Team
The BDA advises that all members of the dental team who are exposed to mercury in the form of placing or removing dental amalgam fillings should be monitored annually for mercury exposure. Urine analysis is far more sensitive than hair or blood analysis because it measures total body burden from all routes (inhalation, ..