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HHE determination report no. HHE-77-21-381, H. O. Strickler, D.D.S., Littlestown, Pennsylvania.
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 77-21-381, 1977 Apr; :1-11
A Health Hazard Evaluation investigation was conducted by NIOSH at dental clinical(SIC-8021) of H. O. Strickler, Littlestown, Pa., on January 7, 1977. The investigation was prompted by a request from Dr. Strickler to evaluate the potential of hazardous exposure to mercury (7439976) in his clinic for himself and his two affected employees. On the basis of air sampling results, urine mercury levels, employee interviews, and available toxicity information it is concluded that exposure to mercury vapors did not present a health hazard to the employees at the time of the survey. Measurements with a direct reading instrument did indicate that a small amount of mercury contamination was present in various places in the clinic. Recommendations for mercury control in dental offices are outlined.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; HHE-77-21-381; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-3; Heavy-metals; Air-quality-measurement; Toxic-chemicals; Metal-poisoning; Mercury-poisoning; Health-care-facilities; Urine-chemistry; Medical-personnel; Environmental-contamination; Control-measures; Toxicology; Dentists; Author Keywords: Dental Clinic; Mercury Vapor; Urine Mercury
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