CONEM Research in Dental Toxicology

At the Council for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (CONEM) is dental toxicology one of the main research fields in extensive collaboration with international research environments. The research activity in CONEM builds on the previous work of Geir Bjørklund. Therefore, this list also contains some of his first published articles.

Medical History

The History of Dental Amalgam (in Norwegian) 
Bjørklund G
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1989; 109: 3582-3585. PubMed PMID: 2694433.

Health Effects of Mercury and Dental Amalgams

Evidence Supporting a Link Between Dental Amalgams in Chronic Illness, Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide
Kern JK, Geier DA, Bjørklund G, King PG, Homme KG, Haley BE, Sykes LK, Geier MR
Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2014; 35: 537-552. PubMed PMID: 25617876.

Mercury in the Dental Office. Risk Evaluation of the Occupational Environment in Dental Care (in Norwegian)
Bjørklund G
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen 1991; 111: 948-951.

Mercury in Dental Amalgams: A Great Concern for Clinical Toxicology in Developing Countries?
Bjørklund G, Lindh U, Aaseth J, Mutter J, Chirumbolo S
J Trace Elem Med Biol 2019;51:9-11. PubMed PMID:

Metal Allergy in Rheumatic Diseases

Metal-Induced Inflammation Triggers Fibromyalgia in Metal-Allergic Patients
Stejskal V, Öckert K, Bjørklund G
Neuro Endocrinol Lett 2013; 34: 559-565. PubMed PMID: 24378456.Increased Frequency of Delayed Type Hypersensitivity to Metals in Patients with Connective Tissue Disease
Stejskal V, Reynolds T, Bjørklund G
J Trace Elem Med Biol 2015; 31: 230–236. PubMed PMID: 25636536.

Treatment of Mercury Intoxication

Clinical use of the metal chelators calcium disodium edetate, DMPS, and DMSA.
Bjørklund G.
Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2015; 26: 611-612. PubMed PMID: 26022042.

Bjørklund G. Selenium as an Antidote in the Treatment of Mercury Intoxication. Biometals 2015; 28(4): 605-614. doi: 10.1007/s10534-015-9857-5. PubMed PMID: 25947386.