Psychological performance and long-term exposure to mercury vapors.

  title={Psychological performance and long-term exposure to mercury vapors.},
  author={L Piikivi and Helena H{\"a}nninen and Tuija P Martelin and P Mantere},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  volume={10 1},
In a cross-sectional study the psychological test performances of a group of 36 male chlorine-alkali workers were compared with the level of exposure to mercury and to the corresponding results of referents. The mercury exposure had lasted for at least 10 years and had been controlled by regular health examinations and urine analyses. Several dose indicators were calculated. The more heavily exposed workers performed more poorly on the verbal intelligence test (Similarities) than the referents… CONTINUE READING