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Titanium Exposure and Human Health

Titanium Exposure and Human Health

Dr. Blanche Grube, et al, recently published a paper in Oral Science International wherein they discuss impacts of titanium on human health.

Abstract

Historically, titanium (Ti) has maintained the reputation of being an inert and relatively biocompatible metal, suitable for use in both medical and dental prosthesis. There are many published articles supporting these views, but there is recent scientific evidence that Ti, or its corrosive by‐products, may cause harmful reactions in humans. It is important for all medical and dental professionals to understand the implications, complexities, and all potential pathways of exposure to this metal. These exposures are not only from the environment but also through various commonly used products in medicine that are often completely overlooked. These external (intermittent) and internal (constant) exposures have an impact on whole‐body health. This review examines possible harmful effects, risks, and often ignored potential complications of Ti exposure to human health.

To read the full paper, please feel free to view the PDF or visit the Oral Science International website.