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Neonatal mercury vapor exposure in an infant incubator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7454493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A healthy newborn infant acquired a substantial body burden of mercury by inhaling mercury vapor originating from a broken mercury expansion switch in the heating unit of an infant incubator. Highly toxic mercury vapor is produced in quantity by heating otherwise harmless metallic mercury. Switches and thermometers that contain mercury should be removed from infant incubators.
Authors:
J F McLaughlin; R W Telzrow; C M Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0031-4005     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-17     Completed Date:  1981-03-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  988-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Pollutants / analysis
Female
Humans
Incubators, Infant / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Infant, Newborn
Mercury / analysis
Mercury Poisoning / etiology*
Thermometers
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 7439-97-6/Mercury

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