The level of mercury exposure in Slovenian dental practice was studied by measurement of air mercury levels in 63 surgeries and by analysis of the mercury content in blood and urine samples of professionally exposed and control groups (total of 77 participants).
The mean ambiental mercury concentration for all investigated surgeries was 2.8 ug Hg/m3 (range: 0.4-8.2), which is considerably below the health-based occupational exposure limit of 25 ug/m3.
No significant relationships between age or type of surgeries, or the time during the working day and the air mercury levels were found.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Dentisterie, Mercure, Teneur air ambiant, Surveillance biologique, Hygiène travail, Tchécoslovaquie, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Dentistry, Mercury, Ambient air concentration, Biological monitoring, Occupational hygiene, Czechoslovakia, Europe
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Cote : 92-0620515
Code Inist : 001D16C06. Création : 199406.