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Document ID (ISN)102875
CIS number 03-1786
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no. DMT 93 TC 91
Author(s) Schach V., Jahanbakht S., Livardjani F., Flesch F., Jaeger A., Ha´kel Y.
Title Risks from mercury in dental practices: Past history or near future?
Original title Le risque mercuriel dans les cabinets dentaires: histoire ancienne ou futur proche? [in French]
Bibliographic information 1st Quarter 2003, No.93, p.7-23. Illus. 52 ref.
Abstract Mercury is the cause of mercurialism, an occupational disease recognized as such in the schedule of occupational diseases. Furthermore, it has been established that this metal is an important pollutant, both for the atmospheric and marine environments. This literature review examines occupational hazards caused by the inhalation of mercury in the dental profession. Contents: evaluation of the exposure to mercury among dentists; epidemiological studies among dentists; causes of pollution by mercury in dental practices; prevention (substitution, local exhaust, housekeeping, personal hygiene); medical supervision; compensation; French regulations.
Descriptors (primary) occupational diseases; mercury; risk factors; dental services; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) local exhaust; compensation of occupational diseases; France; mercury poisoning; medical supervision; limitation of exposure; epidemiologic study; housekeeping; substitution; personal hygiene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Health care services
Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances