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Mercury Induced Dementia
Exposure of neurons in culture to nanomolar levels of Hg2+ has been shown to produce three of the widely accepted pathological diagnostic hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). These AD hallmarks are elevated amyloid protein, hyper-phosphorylation of Tau, and formation of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs). Limiting exposure to any source of mercury is highly recommended. The IAOMT provides solutions to protect staff, patients and the environment from the hazards of dental mercury.