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HHE Report No. HETA-83-096-1415, Mark Brodie, D.D.S., Englewood, Colorado.

Authors
Pryor-P
Source
NIOSH 1984 Feb:10 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00179017
Abstract
In response to a request from a doctor of dental surgery, an evaluation was made of possible exposure to mercury (7439976) at the Mark Brodie, DDS, dental office (SIC-8021). Breathing zone and area air samples were collected while work practices and techniques were being observed. Personal samples showed mercury concentrations ranging from 0.008 to 0.012 milligrams per cubic meter (mg/m3). The evaluation criterion calls for concentrations not to exceed reached from 0.02 to 1.0mg/m3, with the highest levels being in a corner of the room where the trash bin was located. The author concludes that workers were not overexposed to mercury. The author recommends that all surfaces on and around the amalgamators be washed once per week, including the surfaces of the amalgamators. Areas around the trash bin should be cleaned each week and the trash liner changed daily. Mop heads should be regularly washed and discarded each 6 months. No carpets should be in the areas where mercury will be used. Spills should be immediately vacuumed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HETA-83-096-1415; Region-8; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Health-care-personnel; Dentists; Heavy-metals; Dental-materials; Mercury-vapors;
CAS No.
7439-97-6;
Publication Date
19840201
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
PB85-181295
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-83-096-1415
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS;
SIC Code
8021;
Source Name
Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-83-096-1415, 10 pages, 16 references
State
OH;
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