Health status of copper refinery workers with specific reference to selenium exposure.

@article{Holness1989HealthSO,
  title={Health status of copper refinery workers with specific reference to selenium exposure.},
  author={Dorothy Linn Holness and I G Taraschuk and James R. Nethercott},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1989},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={
          291-7
        }
}
Copper refinery workers exposed to selenium were studied before, during, and after a shutdown period. Urine selenium levels were 83 +/- 30 mumol/mol creatinine and 69 +/- 27 mumol/mol creatinine when measured on two occasions during exposure compared with 56 +/- 17 mumol/mol creatinine when the workers had been free of exposure for 10 wk during a shutdown. The refinery workers reported more nose and eye irritation, indigestion, stomach pain, and fatigue than controls. "Garlic-like" breath odor… CONTINUE READING