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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-063-869, Clermont County Children's Dental Clinic, Batavia, Ohio.

Authors
Stephenson-RL
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-063-869, 1981 May; :1-9
NIOSHTIC No.
00115561
Abstract
Worker exposures to mercury (7439976) were surveyed at the Clermont County Children's Dental Clinic (SIC-8020) in Batavia, Ohio on January 14, 1981. The evaluation was requested by management on behalf of approximately eight affected employees. Mercury vapors determined with a mercury vapor meter ranged from nondetectable to samples taken with passive monitors revealed mercury concentrations ranging from 0.002 to 0.008mg/cu m. Sorbent tube mercury vapor samples ranged from nondetectable to 0.001mg/cu m. All filter samples for particulate mercury were negative. None of the air samples exceeded the OSHA mercury standard of 0.1mg/cu m for an 8 hour time weighted average. The author concludes that a health hazard due to mercury exposure did not exist at this facility at the time of the survey. He recommends hygienic measures for dental operations, periodic medical monitoring of dental employees, and control measures for mercury use.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HETA-81-063-869; Region-5; Hazards-Unconfirmed; Heavy-metals; Air-sampling; Dental-laboratories; Dental-materials; Dentistry; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Author Keywords: dental office; mercury
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19810501
Document Type
Field Studies; Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance
Fiscal Year
1981
NTIS Accession No.
PB82-162140
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-81-063-869
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8020
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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