Absence of symptoms in silver refiners with raised blood silver levels.
Silver has been implicated as a cause of ill health, related largely to its use in the medical setting as a treatment for burns and in prosthetic cements.
This report discusses occupational silver exposure in two workers with blood silver levels of 49 mug/l and 74 mug/l who were asymptomatic and showed no signs of argyric neuropathy which has previously been described at blood silver levels as low as 10 mug/l. One of the men showed non-characteristic clinical signs of argyrosis.
The clinical findings, results of environmental monitoring and effects of environmental improvements on blood silver levels are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Argent, Raffinerie, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Taux, Sang, Asymptomatique, Etude cas, Médecine travail, Métal
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Silver, Refinery, Occupational exposure, Human, Rate, Blood, Asymptomatic, Case study, Occupational medicine, Metal
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0470020
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 01/03/1996.