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ID (ISN) del documento39720
Número CIS 83-769
ISSN - Título de la serie 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Año 1982
Número de serie
Autor(es) Roels H, Lauwerys R., Buchet J.P., Bernard A., Barthels A., Oversteyns M., Gaussin J.
Título Comparison of renal function and psychomotor performance in workers exposed to elemental mercury
Información bibliográfica Apr. 1982, Vol.50, No.1, p.77-93. Illus. 28 ref.
Resumen Renal function and psychomotor performance (eye-hand coordination, arm-hand steadiness) of a group of 43 workers exposed to mercury vapour (battery manufacturing, chloralkali plant) were examined. Their mean age and average duration of exposure to mercury were 38 and 5 years, respectively. Increased proteinuria and albuminuria were found to be slightly more prevalent in the exposed group than in controls. The scores of the psychomotor tests were less satisfactory in the Hg workers, and the arm-hand steadiness test was more discriminative than the eye-hand coordination test. Increased prevalence of abnormal psychomotor scores seems to occur for mercury in blood between 1 and 2µg/100ml and for mercury in urine between 50 and 100µg/g creatinine. Therefore, a biologic threshold limit value of 50µg/g creatinine is proposed for urinary mercury to prevent the development of preclinical effects on the central nervous system.
Descriptores (primarios) producción de cloro; disfunción renal; fabricación de pilas y acumuladores; rendimiento sensomotor; mercurio
Descriptores (secundarios) sistema nervioso central; valores umbrales biológicos; proteinuria
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Patología profesional
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Inorganic substances
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Chemical industry
Mercury and compounds