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Absorption and excretion of mercury in man VIII. Mercury exposure from house paint--a controlled study on humans.

Authors
Jacobs-MB; Goldwater-LJ
Source
Arch Environ Health 1965 Oct; 11(4):582-587
NIOSHTIC No.
00004349
Abstract
When paints containing a mercury bearing preservative were used, mercury (7439976) vapor was elaborated. It reached a value of 0.17 mg/cu meter in about 90 minutes. It stayed at this concentration level for about two hours and then fell to 0.01 mg/cu meter in 24 hours. The total mercury concentration was of the order of 0.20 mg/cu meter for about 4.5 hours. After 24 hours with no exceptional attempts at ventilation the concentration of mercury decreased to an insignificant level. Some mercury was absorbed by persons exposed to the vapors. Urinary concentrations were no greater than those found in unexposed normal persons. Painters using mercury bearing paints showed no evidence of absorption or effects of inhaling the concentrations of mercury found in the workroom air. No evidence was found of mercury exposure or absorption in a degree that would constitute a hazard to the painters or to the occupants of the painted room.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Acrodynia; Excretion; Homes; Urine
CODEN
AEHLAU
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19651001
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
166716
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1966
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00061
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0003-9896
Source Name
Archives of Environmental Health
State
NY
Performing Organization
Occupational Medicine Columbia Univ 600 West 168 Street New York, NY
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