Assessing elemental mercury vapor exposure from cultural and religious practices.

@article{Riley2001AssessingEM,
  title={Assessing elemental mercury vapor exposure from cultural and religious practices.},
  author={Donna M Riley and Christine Newby and Tom{\'a}s O Leal-Almeraz and Valerie M. Thomas},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={2001},
  volume={109},
  pages={779 - 784}
}
Use of elemental mercury in certain cultural and religious practices can cause high exposures to mercury vapor. Uses include sprinkling mercury on the floor of a home or car, burning it in a candle, and mixing it with perfume. Some uses can produce indoor air mercury concentrations one or two orders of magnitude above occupational exposure limits. Exposures resulting from other uses, such as infrequent use of a small bead of mercury, could be well below currently recognized risk levels… CONTINUE READING

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