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Elemental Mercury Polyneuropathy.


PB84239466

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Albers, J. W.; Cavender, G. D.; Levine, S. P.; Langolf, G. D.
Page Count 30
Abstract Peripheral neurotoxicity associated with exposure to inorganic mercury (7439976) vapors was investigated. Clinical neurological evaluations, nerve conduction evaluations, and medical questionnaires and interviews were conducted at three chloralkali factories (SIC-2812). Of the 138 workers examined, 77 had significant potential exposures to mercury. Subjects with clinical evidence of polyneuropathy had higher mercury urine indexes. The authors conclude that elemental mercury exposure is associated with a clinically significant sensorimotor polyneuropathy. The degree of neurologic impairment is related to the magnitude of exposure.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Chemical industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Polyneuritis
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Chloralkali industry
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 2812
  • CAS 7439-97-6
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Supplemental Notes Portions of this document are not fully legible.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Elemental Mercury Polyneuropathy.
Elemental Mercury Polyneuropathy.
PB84239466

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Mercury(Metal)
  • Chemical industry
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Polyneuritis
  • Nervous system disorders
  • Chloralkali industry
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Indoor air pollution
  • SIC 2812
  • CAS 7439-97-6
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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