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Dental amalgam call-for-papers

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA seeks reference information for peer-reviewed journal articles that discuss the health impact of dental amalgam and were published from Jan. 1, 1996 to June 1, 2003. Submissions to FDA are due by June 2. The 1May 9 request is part of FDA's preparation for the latest in a series of literature reviews on the topic that will start later this year. Sponsored by FDA, CDC and the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, the review will be conducted by an independent group. Prior reviews concluded that, for the most part, dental amalgam poses no serious health threat. Last month, however, Rep. Diane Watson (R-Calif.) introduced 2HR 1680, a bill seeking to ban use of mercury fillings introduced into interstate commerce after 2008...

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