Microenvironmental exposure to mercury vapor.

  title={Microenvironmental exposure to mercury vapor.},
  author={Woodhall Stopford and S D Bundy and L J Goldwater and J A Bittikofer},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={39 5},
Work area and breathing zone samples were collected in a factory utilizing metallic mercury and analyzed for mercury vapor content. Breathing zone samples averaged several fold higher in concentration than concurrent area samples, reflecting a "microenvironmental" exposure to mercury vapor, presumably from contaminated clothing and hands. Blood and corrected total urine mercury values correlated well with the average microenvironmental exposure level for each worker. Measurements of unbound… CONTINUE READING

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