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HHE determination report no. HHE-76-31-338, Becton-Dickinson, Juncos, Puerto Rico.
Rivera R; Harrington M
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 76-31-338, 1976 Oct; :1-17
Based on the environmental/medical evaluation it has been determined that production workers at the Becton-Dickinson thermometer factory (SIC-3829) in Juncos, Puerto Rico are exposed to potentially toxic concentrations of mercury (7439976) vapor. Mercury vapor concentration measured during this evaluation ranged from less than addition to this, eight cases of clinical mercurialism were diagnosed by the medical officer.
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