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Document ID (ISN)100170
CIS number 02-1362
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rojas M., Drake P.L., Roberts S.M.
Title Assessing mercury health effects in gold workers near El Callao, Venezuela
Bibliographic information Feb. 2001, Vol.43, No.2, p.158-165. Illus. 42 ref.
Internet access 02-1362.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) mercury; mercury poisoning; Venezuela; exposure tests; gold mining
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA; Venezuela
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Biological monitoring
Mining and quarrying
Mercury and compounds