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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-45-313, G. A. Riddell, D.D.S., Cody, Wyoming.

Authors
Gunter-BJ
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HHE 76-45-313, 1976 Jul; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
00054448
Abstract
A health hazard evaluation was conducted at the G. A. Riddell Dental Clinic (SIC-8201) in Cody, Wyoming, to determine the concentration of inorganic mercury (7439976) in the breathing zone and general room air. The highest concentration found in the breathing zone was health hazard did not exist at the time of evaluation. Traces of mercury were found in 2 of 10 environmental samples, while direct reading measurements showed mercury contamination in several areas, especially on the carpet directly below the amalgam shaker and on the hands of workers handling the wet amalgam. One worker had chronic fatigue possible related to an occupational exposure.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-76-45-313; Region-8; Hazard-Confirmed; Heavy-metals; Toxicology; Mercury-poisoning; Metal-poisoning; Health-care-facilities; Air-quality-measurement; Environmental-contamination; Working-conditions; Occupational-health; Author Keywords: Mercury; Dental Operatories
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19760701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-263870
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HHE-76-45-313
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
8201
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WY; OH
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