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Document ID (ISN)110411
CIS number 09-1301
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Skoczyńska A., Poręba R., Steinmentz-Beck A., Martynowicz H., Affelska-Jercha A., Turczyn B., Wojakowska A., Jędrychowska I.
Title The dependence between urinary mercury concentration and carotid arterial intima-media thickness in workers occupationally exposed to mercury vapour
Bibliographic information 2nd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.2, p.135-142. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between urinary mercury concentration and carotid intima-media thickness to find the best markers of mercury cardiovascular toxicity. The study included 154 workers of a chemical factory exposed to mercury. A positive linear relationship was found between occupational exposure to mercury vapour and early, asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis. This dependence was clearer among non-smokers and furthermore strongly related to high-density lipoproteins. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) intima; atherosclerosis; determination in urine; risk factors; cardiovascular diseases; mercury
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; creatinine; lipoproteins; cholesterol; reliability; ultrasonic examinations; statistical evaluation; atomic absorption spectrometry; exposure tests; description of technique; colorimetry; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances