|Document ID (ISN)||105932|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Guthrie G., Dilworth M., Sen D.
||Reducing mercury exposure in fluorescent lamp manufacture - A workplace case study
||Feb. 2006, Vol.3, No.2, p.D15-D18. Illus. 16 ref.
||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.
||manufacture of fluorescent tubes; exposure evaluation; mercury
||personal sampling; United Kingdom; case study; determination in urine; job study; determination in air; mercury poisoning
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Mercury and compounds