Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury to repair teeth a bad fix for your health

Mercury has been a critical component of dental amalgam fillings for decades. But a recent decision by European Union to phase out its usage among children and pregnant women has renewed the debate on its harmful effects. In India, Toxics Link, a non-government organisation working on chemical pollution, has written to Dental Council of India (DCI) seeking ban on its use. “Children lose their milk tooth, hence filling cavities with mercury amalgam only generates more mercury bearing waste and also exposes the child to further risks of mercury toxicity,” claimed…

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The Importance of Concrete Crack Repair

The Importance of Concrete Crack Repair

Concrete is an incredibly versatile and durable material, and can withstand extreme weather changes. Along with this, concrete is affordable, and requires low maintenance. The aesthetic of using concrete has become common, and concrete can be used in a variety of homes, without compromising on the beauty of the home. However, like any other material, concrete too is subject to wear and tear. Prolonged use of concrete can result in cracks on the surface. Fortunately, the repair of concrete cracks is easy and straightforward, and ensures that the concrete surface…

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Cartilage repair treatment may prevent joint replacement

Cartilage repair treatment may prevent joint replacement

Cartilage repair treatment may prevent joint replacement (Getty Images) Interventions aimed at repairing and restoring the cartilage, a rubbery connective tissue that acts as a cushion between the bones of joints, may prevent osteoarthritis and ultimately the requirement of joint replacement, health experts have said. Knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, may put people at increased risk of heart attack immediately following the operation, new research published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, showed. “Cartilage defects have a tendency to progress, leading to symptomatic osteoarthritis (OA) and…

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