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Mercury Exposure in a High School Laboratory— Connecticut

JAMA. 1988;259(15):2208-2213. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03720150012008.
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This concentration is based on an assumption that the lost mercury had completely vaporized and had thoroughly mixed with the air in the room.
Body burden was estimated using the value of the mercury saturation point in air and assuming 100% absorption of mercury in the lungs and a breathing rate of 20 m3 per 24 hours for a period of 3/4 of an hour.


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