Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002820
Title: Effect of radiation from mobile devices on mercury leaching in dental practice
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: With the growing usage of mobile phones in our daily lives, it is necessary to recognize the adverse effects of mobile phone radiation on our health. Radiation from mobile devices has been known to affect the autonomous nervous system after prolonged use. It has been documented that electromagnetic radiation increases leaching of mercury from amalgam fillings. Aim: This study aims to study the effects of radiation from mobile devices on mercury release from amalgam restorations. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 natural teeth were selected and amalgam restorations were done. The teeth were then separated into a control group and experimental group and placed in artificial saliva. The experimental group was subjected to mobile phone radiation for 160 min. The control group was placed away from all types of radiation. The artificial saliva was then tested for to evaluate the amount of mercury leached in the experimental and control groups. Results: The mean concentration of mercury in the experimental group was 0.047 ± 0.020 mg/L and the concentration in the control was 0.029 ± 0.008 mg/L. The difference in the concentration of mercury in the artificial saliva in the control and experimental groups was significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The findings of this study provide evidence of the harmful effect of electromagnetic radiation from mobile devices on dental amalgam. Further, investigations are required to identify the long- term effects of radiation emitted from mobile devices on health in general.

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    Sarah Abul Hasan, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish R. Jain*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 127

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    Sarah Abul Hasan, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Effect of radiation from mobile devices on mercury leaching in dental practice
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (October [ Special Issue 2 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3094-3096)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Dental amalgam, Mercury leaching, Mercury toxicity, Mercury vapor, Mobile phone radiation
    Research Materials:30 natural teeth

Keywords

Dental amalgam Mercury leaching Mercury toxicity Mercury vapor Mobile phone radiation

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