ILO Home
Volver a la página de entrada
Site map | Contact us English | Français

Base de datos CISDOC

ID (ISN) del documento108255
Número CIS 08-651
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 2007
Número de serie
Autor(es) Iwata T., Sakamoto M., Feng X., Yoshida M., Liu Y.J., Dakeishi M., Li P., Qiu G., Jiang H., Nakamura M., Murata K.
Título Effects of mercury vapor exposure en neuromotor function in Chinese miners and smelters
Información bibliográfica Apr. 2007, Vol.80, No.5, p.381-387. Illus. 41 ref.
Resumen Hand tremor and postural sway were measured in 27 miners and smelters in China occupationally exposed to mercury vapour and in 52 unexposed subjects. Urine samples were collected and total mercury and creatinine concentrations were determined. Data of the tremor and postural sway were analyzed using the fast Fourier transformation. The geometric means of the urinary mercury level (UHg) were 228µg/g creatinine for the exposed workers and 2.6µg/g creatinine for the unexposed subjects. Total tremor intensity and frequency-specific tremor intensities at 1-6 and 10-14Hz were significantly larger in the exposed workers than in the unexposed subjects, but they were not significantly related to the UHg among the exposed workers. In contrast, there were no significant differences in any postural sway parameters between the above two groups, but the transversal sway with eyes open was positively related to the UHg among the exposed workers.
Descriptores (primarios) efectos neurotóxicos; valoración del riesgo; mercurio; China
Descriptores (secundarios) temblores; creatinina; estudio del caso y testigo; actividades sensomotoras; minas; dosificación en la orina; fabricas metalúrgicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaChina; Japón
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Minas y canteras
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Inorganic substances
Risk evaluation
Diseases of the nervous system
Mercury and compounds