Toxicity of monomers -

The term “resin-based dental materials” refers to dental materials containing polymers, like composites, adhesives, cements and denture base material. Usually, these polymers are formed by in situ polymerization of methacrylate monomers.

Cell toxicity of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA): the role of oxidative stress -

In this study, the viability of human lung epithelial cells, BEAS-2B, was investigated after exposure to this monomer. Exposure to HEMA reduced the viability of the BEAS-2B cells as a result of increased apoptosis, interruption of the cell cycle, and decreased cell proliferation.

Permeability of Medical Gloves to Mono- and Dimethacrylate Monomers in Dental Restorative Materials -

Dental personnel manually handle methacrylate-based restorative materials, which can cause skin irritation and allergies. The protection given by different types of medical gloves is not well known.