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Document ID (ISN)62747
CIS number 94-1304
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pan T.C., Huang C.W.
Title Measurement of arsenic and mercury concentrations by hydride and cold vapor atomic absorption spectrophotometry
Bibliographic information Aug. 1993, Vol.54, No.8, p.454-457. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Workplace activities in a motorcycle part manufacturing plant were observed. The processes involved were bending and pressing of metal sheets, electric welding, electroplating, machining, and motorcycle muffler assembly. Arsenic and mercury concentrations in urine specimens of student controls and workers were determined. Both methods were sufficiently precise and accurate. Total arsenic levels in the exposed workers were significantly higher than those in non-exposed controls; there is a risk of arsenic poisoning to the workers engaged in motorcycle muffler assembly. The total mercury levels in the exposed workers were no different than in the controls.
Descriptors (primary) mercury; arsenic; spectrophotometry; motorcycle industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) electric welding; bending and straightening; electroplating; presses; determination in urine; cross-sectional study; exposure tests; description of technique; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Inorganic substances
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Mercury and compounds
Arsenic and compounds