This book provides a timely and comprehensive review of our current knowledge of BPA release from dental polymers and the potential endocrinological consequences. After a review of the history and evolution of the issue within the broader biomedical context, the estrogenicity of BPA is explained. The basic chemistry of the polymers used in dentistry is then presented in a simplified and clinically relevant manner. Key chapters in the book carefully evaluate the release of BPA from polycarbonate products and composite resins and the estrogenicity of these materials. Currently available evidence on the potential estrogenic action of dental composities, sealants, and adhesives is presented, and means are suggested by which adverse health effects can be minimized. The entire dental community will find this book to be an excellent source of information on the true risks posed by BPA, and an invaluable aid to safe practice.
A Debt Paid in the Marriage Bed Angelina's world is shattered when Lorenzo Ricci walks through the door of her engagement party and demands she call off the wedding-because she's still married to him! She left the formidable Italian to save her heart, now with her family business at stake, Angelina must consider his terms...In need of an heir, Lorenzo will use any means to reclaim his wayward wife and return her to their marriage bed. He'll make her debts disappear if she repays him...in desire! The chemistry may be alive and well between them, but can they survive their tempestuous reunion unscathed? The Forgotten Gallo Bride Zara Falconer's convenient wedding to tycoon Tomas Gallo freed her from her mercenary uncle. She believes their vows were swiftly annulled but, unbeknownst to Zara, a car crash wiped Tomas's memory before he could release her from their agreement. Grateful to her rescuer, Zara agrees to be housekeeper at Tomas's English mansion while he recovers. Prowling the corridors is the tortured shadow of a commanding man - who she's shocked to discover is still her husband! Being in close proximity to Tomas again awakens a powerful longing between them. Will this intense hunger remind him of the ties that bind them?