Absorption and excretion of mercury in man II. Urinary mercury in relation to duration of exposure.
Ladd-AC; Goldwater-LJ; Jacobs-MB
Arch Environ Health 1963 Apr; 6(4):480-483
An attempt has been made to correlate duration of exposure and urinary mercury levels in men working with a variety of mercury (7439976) compounds, predominantly organic. In 3 out of 4 sets of clinical observations there were indications that in those men having the longest exposure the urinary mercury levels are highest. The fourth set of observations was equivocal. Statistical analysis of figures published by other observers fails to confirm the occurrence of diminishing excretion of mercury in humans after prolonged exposure. Possible differences in the behavior of inorganic and organic mercurials, of different exposure levels, and of males and females require further study.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Urination; Statistics; Sex; Absorption
Archives of Environmental Health
Occupational Medicine Columbia Univ 600 West 168 Street New York, NY