Long-term effects of elemental mercury on renal function in miners of the Idrija Mercury Mine.

@article{Franko2005LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of elemental mercury on renal function in miners of the Idrija Mercury Mine.},
  author={Alenka Franko and Metka V. Budihna and Metoda Dodi{\vc}-Fikfak},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={521-7}
}
BACKGROUND The kidneys are one of the main target organs for elemental mercury (Hg(0)). The influence of Hg(0) on kidneys has been extensively studied but the long-term effects on this organ have not yet been determined with certainty. The basic aim of this research was to study the effects of a long-term exposure to Hg(0) vapours on the renal function in miners in the post-exposure period. METHODS The population studied comprised 53 miners (33 active and 20 retired) from the Idrija Mercury… CONTINUE READING

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