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Behavioral and neurological evaluation of workers exposed to inorganic mercury.

Authors
Chaffin-DB; Miller-JM
Source
Behavioral Toxicology: Early Detection of Occupational Hazards. Xintaras C, Johnson BL, De Groot I, eds., Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH) 74-126, 1974 Jan; :214-239
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00047816
Abstract
Report on an 18-month study to determine the neurological and psychomotor changes associated with chronic exposure of workers to metallic mercury vapor. Data are given for sample size, height, weight, age, blood and urine mercury, duration of exposure and number of cigarettes smoked daily. The primary health status indicators employed in the study are: forearm tremor, surface electromyography, and discrete positioning eye-hand coordination. Changes in these are found to be significantly correlated with elevated levels of both blood and urine mercury contents. The need for developing a health evaluation program for workers exposed to mercury and other toxic materials is stressed.
Keywords
Toxic-substances; Mercury-poisoning; Physiological-effects; Neuromotor-disorders; Brain-disorders; Physiological-measures; Toxicology
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19740101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Xintaras-C; Johnson-BL; De Groot-I
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1974
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0062
Source Name
Behavioral Toxicology: Early Detection of Occupational Hazards
State
OH; MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan
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