Published Estimates of Hg Exposure in Adults With Dental Amalgam

CalEPA RfC for Hg
0.38 µg/day
USEPA RfC for Hg
3.8 µg/day
Patterson et al., 1985

6.5 ; 0 - 27

Mackert, 1987

1.24; 0.51 – 1.83
-

Clarkson et al., 1988

7.7; 2.5 – 17.5

Aronsson et al., 1989

9.1 ; 1.5 – 21.5

Berglund, 1990

1.7 ; 0.4 –-4.4
4.4

Vimy & Lorscheider, 1990

10 ; 4.0 – 14.7

Mackert, 1991, 1991

1.2
3 -- 17

WHO,WHO
1991(1991)

OlssonOlsson
& Berglund,
1992
& Bergman,
1992

4
2.3; 0.5 --4.0

CCEHRP, 1993

1 - 12.5

Weiner & Nylander, 1995

9; 4 - 19

Halbach, 1995 A

4.5; 0.3 - 13.9

Halbach, 1995 B

3.4; 0.1 - 11.8

Richardson & Allan 1996 A

3.4; 0.15 - 11.6

Richardson & Allan 1996 B

3.7; 0.24 - 11.5
1 to 3

Mackert & Berglund, 1997
WHO, 2003
Richardson et al., 2011

1 to 3

1 – 21.6

1 - 21.6
Mean: 4.9 – 10.1
Range: 0.44 – 45.6

0

5

10

15

Estimated adult Hg dose from amalgam (ug/day)