Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Absorption and excretion of mercury in man VII. Significance of mercury in blood.

Authors
Goldwater-LJ; Ladd-AC; Jacobs-MB
Source
Arch Environ Health 1964 Dec; 9(6):735-741
NIOSHTIC No.
00004338
Abstract
The absorption and excretion of mercury (7439976) in man and significance of mercury in blood are described in this report. Data on mercury in the blood of humans are not extensive. Most unexposed, and some exposed humans have no detectable mercury in blood. Mercury levels in blood tend to parallel the severity of exposure. On a group basis, there is fair correlation between levels of mercury in blood and urine. This does not hold for individuals. No evidence has been found that blood levels of mercury rise as duration of exposure increases. Studies of mercury in blood have limited value as a routine industrial hygiene procedure. No evidence was found of any "critical" blood level of mercury with which symptoms of poisoning can be expected to occur. The above conclusions do not necessarily apply to any subjects, human or otherwise, except those included in this report.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Toxicity; Concentrations
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19641201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
166716
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1965
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00061
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0003-9896
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
NY
Performing Organization
Occupational Medicine Columbia Univ 600 West 168 Street New York, NY
TOP