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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Operative Dentistry MCQ 08

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Which of the following statement(s) on the mercury hazard is(are) false?

  1. Mercury in the environment is bioaccumulative.

  2. Mercury in the form of dental amalgam is very stable, but when incinerated mercury may be released to the environment.

  3. Amalgam sludge is the mixture of liquid and solid material collected within vacuum pump filters or other amalgam capture devices.

  4. Mercury can be recovered from amalgam waste through a distillation process and reuse in new products.

  5. ADA recommends recycling as a best management practice for dental offices.

  1. 1

  2. 2

  3. 3

  4. All of the above

  5. None of the above

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