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Mercury fillings 'filled' with controversy
Silver amalgam fillings, which have plugged American cavities for more than 150 years, have lost their luster over the last couple of decades thanks to the rise of more attractive tooth-colored fillings and concerns about the environmental and health impact of their chief ingredient: mercury.
By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, Tribune Newspapers
November 30, 2011