|Document ID (ISN)||110411|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Skoczyńska A., Poręba R., Steinmentz-Beck A., Martynowicz H., Affelska-Jercha A., Turczyn B., Wojakowska A., Jędrychowska I.
||The dependence between urinary mercury concentration and carotid arterial intima-media thickness in workers occupationally exposed to mercury vapour
||2nd quarter 2009, Vol.22, No.2, p.135-142. Illus. 29 ref.
||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.
||intima; atherosclerosis; determination in urine; risk factors; cardiovascular diseases; mercury
||Poland; creatinine; lipoproteins; cholesterol; reliability; ultrasonic examinations; statistical evaluation; atomic absorption spectrometry; exposure tests; description of technique; colorimetry; sex-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Poland|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Mercury and compounds