|Document ID (ISN)||102875|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 93 TC 91
||Schach V., Jahanbakht S., Livardjani F., Flesch F., Jaeger A., Ha´kel Y.
||Risks from mercury in dental practices: Past history or near future?
||Le risque mercuriel dans les cabinets dentaires: histoire ancienne ou futur proche? [in French]|
||1st Quarter 2003, No.93, p.7-23. Illus. 52 ref.
||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.
||occupational diseases; mercury; risk factors; dental services; hazard evaluation
||local exhaust; compensation of occupational diseases; France; mercury poisoning; medical supervision; limitation of exposure; epidemiologic study; housekeeping; substitution; personal hygiene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services
Mercury and compounds