Accession Number:

ADA088469

Title:

Occupational Health Evaluation for Inorganic Mercury at CFB Borden - Building A-171.

Descriptive Note:

Technical communication rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

An occupational health evaluation of the Aircraft Instrument Laboratory, Rooms 117A and B of Building A171, CFB Borden was carried out to determine if a potential toxic hazard existed because of numerous small spills of inorganic mercury over a period of years. Atmospheric inorganic mercury vapour levels were measured, and personal monitoring, by passive dosimetry was carried out mercury levels were found to be below or at the recommended TLV of 0.05 mgm3. Recommendations are given regarding safe operating procedures to be followed in the use of inorganic mercury.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE