Elemental Mercury Vapour Toxicity, Treatment, and Prognosis After Acute, Intensive Exposure in Chloralkali Plant Workers. Part I: History, Neuropsychological Findings and Chelator effects

@article{Bluhm1992ElementalMV,
  title={Elemental Mercury Vapour Toxicity, Treatment, and Prognosis After Acute, Intensive Exposure in Chloralkali Plant Workers. Part I: History, Neuropsychological Findings and Chelator effects},
  author={R. E. Bluhm and R. G. Bobbitt and L. Welch and A. Wood and J. Bonfiglio and C. Sarzen and A. Heath and R. Branch},
  journal={Human \& Experimental Toxicology},
  year={1992},
  volume={11},
  pages={201 - 210}
}
Mercury poisoning occurred after the acute, prolonged exposure of 53 construction workers to elemental mercury. Of those exposed, 26 were evaluated by clinical examination and tests of neuropsychological function. Patients received treatment with chelation therapy in the first weeks after exposure. Eleven of the patients with the highest mercury levels were followed in detail over an extended period. Observations included the evaluation of subjective symptoms of distress, using the 'Symptom… Expand
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