Dental Techs May Be Subject To An Elevated Risk Of Mesothelioma

In a study published just last week in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine it was revealed that dental technicians may be subject to an elevated risk of mesothelioma, an often overlooked piece of information in the dental field. The Italian study observed 5,344 pleural mesothelioma cases in Italy ranging from year 2000 to 2014. Of the sample there were four individuals who where subkected to 100% of all of their exposure from the dental field. These individual included three males and one female who helped her husband make dental implants for over 30 years. Total exposure between the technicians ranged from 4 to 34 years.

Asbestos was previously used as a binder in periodontal dressings as well as the heat resistant tape in implants. The dental field was one of those industries that many thought wouldn’t be effected by asbestos exposure however according to the author of the journal article, Caroline Mensi, “We confirm the association of malignant mesothelioma with dental technician work.”

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