Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-81-063-869, Clermont County Children's Dental Clinic, Batavia, Ohio.
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, HETA 81-063-869, 1981 May; :1-9
Worker exposures to mercury (7439976) were surveyed at the Clermont County Children's Dental Clinic (SIC-8020) in Batavia, Ohio on January 14, 1981. The evaluation was requested by management on behalf of approximately eight affected employees. Mercury vapors determined with a mercury vapor meter ranged from nondetectable to samples taken with passive monitors revealed mercury concentrations ranging from 0.002 to 0.008mg/cu m. Sorbent tube mercury vapor samples ranged from nondetectable to 0.001mg/cu m. All filter samples for particulate mercury were negative. None of the air samples exceeded the OSHA mercury standard of 0.1mg/cu m for an 8 hour time weighted average. The author concludes that a health hazard due to mercury exposure did not exist at this facility at the time of the survey. He recommends hygienic measures for dental operations, periodic medical monitoring of dental employees, and control measures for mercury use.
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Author Keywords: dental office; mercury
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