||Biological significance of some metals as air pollutants : part II: mercury /
Fugas, Mirka. ;
||Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb. Inst. for Medical Research and Occupational Health. ;Zagreb Univ. (Yugoslavia). School of Public Health.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
Industrial medicine ;
Air pollution ;
Foreign countries ;
Physiological effects ;
Urban areas ;
Rural areas ;
Industrial atmospheres ;
Industrial hygiene ;
Alkaline phosphatases ;
Air sampling ;
Air pollution effects(Humans) ;
Occupational safety and health ;
Environmental health ;
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||NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL
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||xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The study was undertaken in order to elucidate the association between low atmospheric mercury levels and changes in some biological parameters likely to react to such exposures. The study covered four populations believed to be exposed to four different levels of atmospheric mercury: rural inhabitants, town dwellers, population from a mercury mining and smelting town, and workers occupationally exposed to mercury. The study concludes tentatively that mercury exposure is likely to induce changes in the activity of cholinesterase, alkaline phosphatase, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and also to cause changes in the concentration of coproporphyrin and probably glutathione.
Project Officer: Robert J.M. Horton. Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health "January 1978." "EPA-600/1-78-002."