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Document ID (ISN)105932
CIS number 06-1407
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guthrie G., Dilworth M., Sen D.
Title Reducing mercury exposure in fluorescent lamp manufacture - A workplace case study
Bibliographic information Feb. 2006, Vol.3, No.2, p.D15-D18. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Based on job observations and exposure evaluations in a fluorescent lamp manufacturing plant, this study concludes that there is considerable risk of mercury exposure of workers. By virtue of its volatility and a tendency for spilled metallic mercury to break up into small globules, thereby increasing the surface area available for vaporization, controlling exposure at the workplace can be difficult. Although the study focused on a single workplace, the findings and recommendations apply equally well to other workplace settings where mercury is used and handled in its metallic form, for example, the repair and manufacture of thermometers and gauges.
Descriptors (primary) manufacture of fluorescent tubes; exposure evaluation; mercury
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; United Kingdom; case study; determination in urine; job study; determination in air; mercury poisoning
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Mercury and compounds
Inorganic substances