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  1. D S-Q Koh,
  2. G C-H Koh
  1. Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  1. Dr D S-Q Koh, Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Block MD3, 16 Medical Drive, Singapore 117597, Singapore; cofkohd{at}nus.edu.sg

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We thank Minoia et al for their interest in our publication, and for suggesting that intra-oral metallic amalgams and restorations may contribute to salivary levels of heavy metals, such as mercury, lead and cadmium. While the release of mercury from amalgams is well recognised, less is known of the release of cadmium and lead.

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