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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Presence of micronuclei in lymphocytes of mercury exposed workers
Author: Queiroz, MLS
Bincoletto, C
Quadros, MR
De Capitani, EM
Abstract: We have investigated the presence of micronuclei in mercury exposed workers. The study group consisted of 15 workers from a mercury-producing plant, mean age 39.5 years and a mean exposed period of 12 years. At the time of testing and for the six previous months, the exposed population had urinary mercury levels below the currently accepted limit of 50 ug/g creatinine. A significant increase in the percentage of micronuclei was observed in the mercury exposed individuals when compared to the non exposed group. We have not found any correlation between the percentage of micronuclei and age, length of exposure or urinary mercury concentrations. Our results suggest a genotoxic effect of mercury, which is observed in workers exposed chronically to levels considered biologically safe for the exposed population.
Country: EUA
Editor: Marcel Dekker Inc
Citation: Immunopharmacology And Immunotoxicology. Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 21, n. 1, n. 141, n. 150, 1999.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.3109/08923979909016399
Date Issue: 1999
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