Re: Mercury Risk?

From: Ian Goddard (
Date: Tue Mar 06 2001 - 23:20:22 MST

At 08:46 PM 03/06/2001 -0800, Spike Jones wrote:

> > IAN: 300 mcg Hg/m3 is equal to 0.3 mg/m3 of mercury vapor
> > in the mouth air of some people with many amalgam fillings.
> > I found this about Hg0 in a book at the library, it states:
> >
> > "OSHA limit in workplace air: 0.1 mg/m3"
> >
> > This appears to indicate that if you have many amalgam
> > fillings, the Hg0 in the air you breath could be 3 times
> > over the OSHA safety limits. This appears to define unsafe.
> > It appears that the claim on anti-amalgam webpages was true.
>"Bullshit," said Pooh, in a more forthright manner than was
>his custom.
>Not you, Ian. Im a big fan of your artwork. The honey-guzzling
>bear is referring only to the anti-amalgam websites. I am not
>a dentist, dont play one on TV, I have no stock in... Amalgam
>Amalgamated. {8^D But do allow me to present a ROM
>explaining why I have not had my fillings removed.
>First, 300 mcg Hg/m3 is not equal to 0.3 mg/m3, but let
>us ignore that, since I didn't use it in my calcs.

   IAN: 300 mcg = 0.3 mg, or not? Or is that your point?

   If I was in a room where air Hg0 was 0.3 mg/m3 and
   an Hg0 meter was placed in my mouth, measuring the
   Hg0 content of in-drawn air (assuming that I have
   no amalgam fillings), what would the measure read?

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