What respirator cartridges offer dentists protection from mercury?
Respirator cartridges and filters can protect dentists and their employees from a variety of hazardous contaminants, such as mercury, but only if the cartridges are properly matched to the hazards one is trying to obtain protection from.
OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard & Dental Mercury
Occupational exposure to dental mercury often exceeds OSHA safety standards. When respiratory protection is required, employers must implement a respiratory protection program as specified in OSHA’s Respiratory Protection standard 29 CFR 1910.134
Mercury Safe Tips from SMART Certified Dentists
Mercury Contamination in Dental Offices after Amalgam Removal
No matter how diligent one is at implementing the various engineering controls to capture mercury during safe amalgam removal, the unfortunate reality is there will be some mercury particulate that still escapes collection. It is vital to be aware of where the escaped mercury accumulates, how to test for it and how to safely clean it.
Dental dams and HgX cream reduces mercury exposure to patients
Mercury-Safe Biological Dentist Dr. Matthew Young shares his Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) Tip of using dental dams & HgX cream to reduce patient mercury exposure.