Mercury (Hg) and Disinfectants
Regular exposure to mercury vapour from dental amalgam removal and placement and possible toxic effects from prolonged exposure to chemicals like Phenols and Aldehydes (formaldehyde and glutaraldehyde) from disinfectant use are serious consideration for any dental surgery.
Removing Airborne Particle Matter
Prefilter and cartridge oversleeves: Bacteria and viruses are easily spread through a dental practice, from standard procedures such as drilling and scaling. As ultra fine aerosols are generated from normal dental procedures, the resulting moisture droplets containing blood, saliva and filling particles that stay airborne for many hours, presenting a high risk of infectious disease transmission.These can be captured by the IQAir unit prefilter and sleeves.
Removing Airborne Mercury Fumes
To arm the dental industry IQAir developed two options to combat the airborne fumes, gases, toxins during amalgam situations:
1. IQAir Dental Pro – The Dental Pro unit is the more general use solution for dentists wishing to control both general clinic environments with some mercury vapour capture. To achieve this, the Dental Pro incorporates -
The DentalPro is a broad spectrum dental air purifier system to capture the widest range of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), mercury vapour, gases and chemical odours found in a dental environment. The IQAir Dental Pro aids dental clinics in combating these airborne viruses (including viral hepatitis), bacteria and odours that are quickly and easily spread through the offices from normal procedures such as drilling and oral examinations.
2. IQAir Dental HG – Is specifically designed to deal with mercury vapour generated from drilling and placement of dental amalgams.
This unit has four cartridges of Hg media specifically to control mercury vapour only.