|Document ID (ISN)||50598|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Possible toxic metal exposure of prehistoric bronze workers
||Oct. 1987, Vol.44, No.10, p.652-656. Illus. 10 ref.
||An attempt was made to assess the possible occupational exposure to arsenic, lead, and mercury during the Bronze Age. Archaeological, metallurgical, and historical evidence is combined to form a picture of the potential toxic hazards. In the case of arsenic, a definite picture emerges of the effect of toxicity as a useful material is abandoned for health reasons on discovery of an acceptable alternative.
||occupational diseases; copper; arsenic; history; lead oxide; metals; mercury sulfide; lead
||toxic effects; dangerous substances; renal diseases; skin cancer; skin diseases; chronic poisoning; diseases of peripheral nervous system; exposure evaluation; long-term exposure; health hazards; toxic substances
||D - Periodical articles
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Lead and compounds
Copper and compounds