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Mercury use in health care: an occupational and public health hazard.
Am J Nurs 2005 Sep; 105(9):104
Mercury is a toxic chemical pollutant commonly used in health care that can adversely affect the nervous system and kidneys. In light of this fact, the 1997 ANA House of Delegates adopted a resolution calling for the ANA to collaborate with other state and federal organizations to create mercury-free health care facilities. The ANA continues to be committed to eliminating mercury in health care.
Mercury-compounds; Mercury-poisoning; Mercury-vapors; Vapors; Poison-gases; Pollutants; Nervous-system; Nervous-system-disorders; Nervous-system-function; Kidney-damage; Kidney-disorders; Kidney-function; Kidneys
Issue of Publication
The American Journal of Nursing
Johns Hopkins University
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division