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Behavioral and neurological evaluation of workers exposed to inorganic mercury.
Chaffin DB; Miller JM
Behavioral Toxicology: Early Detection of Occupational Hazards. Xintaras C, Johnson BL, De Groot I, eds., Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, (NIOSH) 74-126, 1974 Jan; :214-239
Report on an 18-month study to determine the neurological and psychomotor changes associated with chronic exposure of workers to metallic mercury vapor. Data are given for sample size, height, weight, age, blood and urine mercury, duration of exposure and number of cigarettes smoked daily. The primary health status indicators employed in the study are: forearm tremor, surface electromyography, and discrete positioning eye-hand coordination. Changes in these are found to be significantly correlated with elevated levels of both blood and urine mercury contents. The need for developing a health evaluation program for workers exposed to mercury and other toxic materials is stressed.
Toxic-substances; Mercury-poisoning; Physiological-effects; Neuromotor-disorders; Brain-disorders; Physiological-measures; Toxicology
Xintaras C; Johnson BL; De Groot I
Behavioral Toxicology: Early Detection of Occupational Hazards
University of Michigan
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