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HHE report no. HHE-72-38-19, Bata Shoe Company, Inc., Belcamp, Maryland.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE-72-38-19, 1972 Aug; :1-6
A case of mercurialism in a shoe factory employee leads to a comprehensive search for mercury (7439976) vapor or source of mercury in all factory operations, but to no avail. Blood and urine analysis confirms poisoning by mercury. The environmental survey confirms that the source of mercury is not the shoe factory but probably a deep well in the worker's home.
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