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Revista Paraense de Medicina

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OIKAWA, Teiichi; PINHEIRO, Maria da Conceição; VAZ, Luciana Batista Ferreira  and  TODA, Karla Sawada. Evaluation mercury meaning in urine of dentistry undergraduate students. Rev. Para. Med. [online]. 2007, vol.21, n.3, pp.25-29. ISSN 0101-5907.

OBJECTIVE: To avaliate mercury meaning in urine of dentistry undergraduate students of "Centro de Ensino Superior do Estado do Pará" (CESUPA) in 2002. METHOD: There were analyzed the mercury meaning in the urine of 20 students using absorption atomic spectophotometry. RESULTS: The statistic analysis results showed that there were no occupational exposition and, 80% of students had the values lower than the limits considered as normal (10µg/L) and, only 4 students had these values higher than the normal parameters, but in the maximum limit tolerable (50µg/L). CONCLUSION: The mercury meaning in the urine of 80% dentistry undergraduate students of CESUPA were in normal levels and, 20% were in the maximum limit tolerable as praised by World Health Organization (WHO), according to RN7.

Keywords : Mercury; urine; amalgam; undergraduate students; dentistry.

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