Jaro Pleva, Ph.D.

Jaro PlevaCorrosion Engineer and Materials Specialist
Hagfors, Sweden



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Email: jaro.pleva@telia.com

Jaro Pleva, Ph.D.
Lakheden 20
SE-683 92 Hagfors

Jaroslav Pleva (b. 1941, Prag, Czech republic) is a corrosion engineer and materials specialist, now retired. He holds a Dr.rer.nat. degree (Ph.D.) from Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He has been one of the pioneers in the Swedish Association of Dental Mercury Patients (Tandvårdsskadeförbundet).


-1958 High school
1959-1961 School of industrial chemistry
1961-1963 Military service
1964-1968 With the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, analytical dept., Brno, Czech republic; simultaneous studies at the University of Brno (without final degree)
1968 Emigration to Sweden
1969-1972 Continuing studies and Master Degree in analytical chemistry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
1973-1976 PhD-thesis at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, faculty of corrosion and surface protection


1976-1979 With the Swedish Corrosion Institute, Stockholm, as corrosion engineer
1979-1998 With the Uddeholm Steel Works, Hagfors, Sweden. Manager of sections for corrosion, mechanical properties and metallography at the Research and Development Department
1998-2002 Senior research materials specialist at Uddeholm Tooling AB, Hagfors
2002- Retired


Swedish Organization of Dental Mercury Victims (previously member of the board)
International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT)



 1. Pleva J, Mercury poisoning from dental amalgam. J Orthomol Psychiat 12 (1983) 184-193 (Writers own case description).
 2. Pleva J, Corrosion and mercury release from dental amalgam. J Orthomol Med 4 (1989) 141-158.
 3. Pleva J, Corrosion of dental amalgam. Mater Perf 29 (1990) 60; dtto 30 (Jan.1991) 6,7,82.
 4. Hanson M, Pleva J, The dental amalgam issue. A review. Experientia 47 (1991) 9-22.
 5. Pleva J, Mercury from dental amalgams: Exposure and effects. Int J of Risk & Safety in Medicine 3 (1992) 1-22.
 6. Pleva J, Dental mercury – a public health hazard. Rev Environ Health 10, No 1 (1994) 1-27.
 7. Redhe O, Pleva J, Recovery from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and from allergy after removal of dental amalgam fillings. Int.J.Risk & Safety in Medicine 4 (1994) 229-236.
 8. Pleva J, Are Promoters of Dental Amalgam Poisoned by Mercury? J Orthomol Med 9 (1994) 75-78.
 9. Pleva J, Mercury release from dental amalgams. In: Status Quo and Perspectives of Amalgam and Other Dental Materials, Internat. Symp. Proceedings, Ed. L.T. Friberg & G.N. Schrauzer, Georg Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart, 1995, p. 21-31.


10. Pleva J, Nordin S, Properties of different MMA-welds on modified type 329 ferritic-austenitic stainless steel. Conf. Proc. Duplex Stainless Steels, Ed.R.A.Lula, ASM 1983; Oct. 25-28, 1982, p.603, St.Louis, Missouri, USA.
11. Pleva J, Evaluation of welding methods and filler metals for duplex stainless steels. In: Proc. Stainless Steels ’84, Göteborg, Sweden, Sept. 3-4, 1984, p. 343 ff.
12. Pleva J, Korrosionsfeste stickstofflegierte Stähle – Eigenschaften und Erfahrungen. In: Ergebnisse der Werkstoff-Forschung, Band 4: Stickstofflegierte Stähle, S. 153. Herausg. M.O. Speidel und P.J. Uggowitzer, ETH-Zürich, Schweiz, 1991.
13. Pleva J, Advanced stainless steels for building applications. In: Conf. Proc. Stainless Steels ’91, June 10-13, Chiba, Japan, p. 359-366.
14. Pleva J, Corrosion in pulp and paper industry – failures and remedies (in swedish). Swedish Corrosion Inst., Bull. nr. 93, 1982, 63 pages.
15. Pleva J, Liljas M, Stenvall P, Stiller K, Precipitation hardening of a new duplex stainless steel. In: Conf. Proc. Applications of Stainless Steels ’92, Stockholm, Sweden, 9-11 June 1992.
16. Pleva J, Untersuchungen über die ungleichmässige Korrosion von Aluminium und Al-Cu-Legierungen (Investigations on the localized corrosion of aluminum and Al-Cu-alloys).  PhD-Thesis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, 1976.