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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-49-312, Jay Instruments and Specialty Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Rivera-OR; Rostand-R
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 76-49-312, 1976 Jul; :1-13
NIOSHTIC No.
00054450
Abstract
Mercury (7439976) vapor concentrations, lack of engineering controls, personal protective equipment, work practices, medical questionnaires, physical examinations and multiple urine mercury examinations, lead to the conclusion that employees at a thermometer fabrication and assembly facility (SIC-3829) were exposed to toxic concentrations of inorganic mercury resulting in systemic absorption of the metal. Furthermore, the urinary mercury levels for symptomatic workers were significantly higher than the levels found in asymptomatic workers. A follow up survey showed that environmental conditions at the plant have changed considerably as a result of recommendations instituted after the completion of the initial survey.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Author; HHE-76-49-312; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Toxicology; Metal-poisoning; Mercury-poisoning; Heavy-metals; Environmental-contamination; Air-quality-measurement; Urine-chemistry; Diagnostic-tests; Control-measures; Safety-measures; Preventive-medicine; Author Keywords: Industrial Thermometers; Urine Mercury; Inorganic Mercury
CAS No.
7439-97-6
Publication Date
19760701
Document Type
Field Studies; Health Hazard Evaluation
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
PB-263863
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
HHE-76-49-312
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
3829
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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