Accession Number : ADA119782

Title :   Survey Report: Mercury Vapor Levels in Dental Treatment Rooms.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept. for period ending May 82,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn,Miriam C

PDF Url : ADA119782

Report Date : Aug 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Three dental treatment rooms (DTRs) at Brooks AFB TX were surveyed for mercury vapor levels. These DTRs are being used by the Dental Investigation Service, USAFSAM/NGD, in a protocol to determine the relationship between the use of precapsulated dental amalgam, type of floor covering and mercury vapor levels. This preliminary survey shows mercury vapor levels in each room to be below the lowest detectable level (.001 mg/cu m). These results will serve as a baseline for the semiannual surveys to be taken over the next two years. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mercury, Vapors, Level(Quantity), Dentistry, Workplace layout, Surveys

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE