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Absorption and excretion of mercury in man: III. Blood mercury in relation to duration of exposure.
Jacobs MB; Ladd AC; Goldwater LJ
Arch Environ Health 1963 May; 6(5):634-637
A clinical attempt has been made to correlate duration of exposure and blood mercury (7439976) levels in men working with a variety of mercury compounds, predominantly organic. No statistically significant evidence was found that blood levels of mercury increase as a function of prolonged exposure. The absence of buildup in the blood does not necessarily rule out accumulation of mercury elsewhere in the body. The reported findings do not necessarily apply to all types of mercury exposure.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Mercurials; Absorption; Excretion
Division of Occupational Medicine, School of Public Health and Administrative Medicine, Columbia University
Issue of Publication
Archives of Environmental Health
Occupational Medicine Columbia Univ 600 West 168 Street New York, NY
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division