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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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According to Richard Epstein, a Connecticut-based dentist, "While I believe that the studies disparaging silver amalgam are seriously flawed, the alternatives are effective enough to warrant switching.
Carlton Fredericks, writing in Let's Live magazine in 1988, "Dentists concerned about the toxicity of mercury from silver amalgam fillings have been made outcasts by the American Dental Association (ADA), exactly as they were nearly a century ago when organized dentistry literally outlawed those who were concerned about amalgam fillings.
From the public's point of view, silver amalgam is the safest material we can use," he adds.