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Exposure assessment of toxic metals and organochlorine pesticides among employees of a natural history museum

Deering, Katharina ; Spiegel, Elise ; Quaisser, Christiane ; Nowak, Dennis ; Rakete, Stefan ; Garí, Mercè ; Bose-O’Reilly, Stephan


Chemical compounds such as arsenic, mercury and organochlorine pesticides have been extensively used as preventive and curative conservation treatments for cultural and biological collections to protect them from pest and mold infestations. Most of the aforementioned compounds have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic and represent a health risk for members of staff exposed ...


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