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Document ID (ISN)102630
CIS number 03-1817
ISBN(s) 2-85599-244-7
Year 2003
Convention or series no. INRS ED 546
Title Mercury - Prevention of mercury poisoning
Original title Le mercure - PrÚvention de l'hydrargyrisme [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ (INRS), 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris cedex 14, France, 5th ed., Dec. 2003. 59p. Illus. 14 ref. Price: EUR 7.30.
Internet access http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view_view/1AF97FB985C10883C1256CD900504FB5/$FILE/ed546.pdf [in French]
Abstract Mercury poisoning affects primarily the central nervous system. Symptoms include headaches, mood changes, memory lapses and at more advanced stages, tremors, intellectual decline and cerebellum damage. Aimed at users of mercury and its compounds, this booklet presents the main protective measures for preventing occupational mercury poisoning and for decontaminating work premises and laboratories polluted by mercury, while at the same time protecting the environment. Replaces CIS 79-1379
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; France; risk factors; mercury poisoning; health hazards; mercury and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; laboratories; public OSH institutions; mercury; safety guides; workplaces; premises; decontamination; neighbourhood protection; symptoms
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances