|Document ID (ISN)||109314|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||García Gómez M., Caballero Klink J.D., Boffetta P., Español S., Sällsten G., Gómez Quintana J.
||Exposure to mercury in the mine of Almadén
||June 2007, Vol.64, No.6, p.389-395. Illus. 29 ref.
||The objective of this study was to describe the historical exposure of workers in a mercury mine in Spain. Data on each workplace, together with historical data on production, production process changes and biological and environmental values of mercury were collected and used to build a job-exposure matrix. A cumulative exposure index was calculated for each worker. Findings are discussed. The exposure of the workers to mercury was very high. The extremely high mercury content of the ore explains the high concentrations of mercury in workplace air, which together with inadequate working conditions, explains the high mercury levels found in blood and urine during the study period.
||Spain; mining industry; exposure evaluation; mercury
||occupational hygiene; airborne dust; conditions of work; limitation of exposure; ventilation; determination in urine; job-exposure relation; determination in air; determination in blood; history; long-term exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain; France; Sweden|
||Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Mining and quarrying
Mercury and compounds