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HHE Determination, Report No. HHE-77-21-381, H. O. Strickler, D.D.S., Littlestown, Pennsylvania.

Authors
Kronoveter-KJ
Source
NIOSH 1977 Apr:11 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00069935
Abstract
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH at dental clinical(SIC-8021) of H. O. Strickler, Littlestown, Pa., on January 7, 1977. The investigation was prompted by a request from Dr. Strickler to evaluate the potential of hazardous exposure to mercury (7439976) in his clinic for himself and his two affected employees. On the basis of air sampling results, urine mercury levels, employee interviews, and available toxicity information it is concluded that exposure to mercury vapors did not present a health hazard to the employees at the time of the survey. Measurements with a direct reading instrument did indicate that a small amount of mercury contamination was present in various places in the clinic. Recommendations for mercury control in dental offices are outlined.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-21-381; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Heavy-metals; Air-quality-measurement; Toxic-chemicals; Metal-poisoning; Mercury-poisoning; Health-care-facilities; Urine-chemistry; Medical-personnel; Environmental-contamination; Control-measures; Toxicology; Dentists;
CAS No.
7439-97-6;
Publication Date
19770401
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-273910
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-77-21-381
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8021;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluation Services Branch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HHE-77-21-381, 11 pages, 6 references
State
OH;
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