|Document ID (ISN)||100170|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rojas M., Drake P.L., Roberts S.M.
||Assessing mercury health effects in gold workers near El Callao, Venezuela
||Feb. 2001, Vol.43, No.2, p.158-165. Illus. 42 ref.
||Report on the health status of 40 gold workers in Venezuela with occupational exposure to mercury (Hg). Use of protective equipment was limited, and environmental concentrations of Hg and Hg concentrations in the hair and urine of workers were above occupational guidelines. The workers were found to be generally healthy and without symptoms of mercury poisoning. Despite substantial exposure among a number of subjects, few adverse health effects were found with a possibly connection to Hg exposure.
||mercury; mercury poisoning; Venezuela; exposure tests; gold mining
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA; Venezuela|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying
Mercury and compounds