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Cases of acute mercury poisoning by mercury vapor exposure during the demolition of a fluorescent lamp factory

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2017
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Title
Cases of acute mercury poisoning by mercury vapor exposure during the demolition of a fluorescent lamp factory
Published in
Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40557-017-0184-x
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Authors

Sang Yoon Do, Chul Gab Lee, Jae Yoon Kim, Young Hoon Moon, Min Sung Kim, In Ho Bae, Han Soo Song

Abstract

In 2015, workers dismantling a fluorescent lamp factory in Korea were affected by mercury poisoning from exposure to mercury vapor. Eighteen out of the 21 workers who participated in the demolition project presented with symptoms of poisoning and, of these, 10 had persistent symptoms even at 18 months after the initial exposure to mercury vapor. Early symptoms of 18 workers included a general skin rash, pruritus, myalgia, sleep disturbance, and cough and sputum production. Following alleviation of these initial symptoms, late symptoms, such as easy fatigue, insomnia, bad dreams, and anxiety disorder, began to manifest in 10 out of 18 patients. Seven workers underwent psychiatric care owing to sleep disturbance, anxiety disorder, and depression, and three workers underwent dermatologic treatment for hyperpigmentation, erythematous skin eruption, and chloracne-like skin lesions. Furthermore, three workers developed a coarse jerky movement, two had swan neck deformity of the fingers, and two received care at an anesthesiology clinic for paresthesia, such as burning sensation, cold sensation, and pain. Two workers underwent urologic treatment for dysfunction of the urologic system and impotence. However, symptomatic treatment did not result in satisfactory relief of these symptoms. Awareness of the perils of mercury and prevention of mercury exposure are critical for preventing health hazards caused by mercury vapor. Chelation therapy should be performed promptly following mercury poisoning to minimize damage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 25%
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 12 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 13%
Engineering 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Other 14 25%
Unknown 16 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 August 2020.
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#2,298,471
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#22
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