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References on the Death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn and Dimethylmercury

For additional information, please contact Michael Cimis at Dartmouth College

  1. Blayney, M.B.: The Need for Empirically Derived Permeation Data for Personal Protective Equipment The Death of Dr. Karen E. Wetterhahn. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 16(2)233-236 (2001)
  2. Nierenberg, D.; Nordgren, R.; Chang, M.; Siegler, R.; Blayney, M.; Hochberg, F.; Toribara, T.; Cernichiari, E.; Clarkson, T.: Delayed Cerebellar Disease and Death Resulting From Accidental Exposure to Dimethylmercury. The New England Journal of Medicine 338:1672-1676 (1998).
  3. Byard, R.W.; Couper, R.; Lockwood, A.H.; Landrigan, P.J.; Hanlon, D. P.; Nierenberg, D.W.; Blayney, M.B.; Clarkson, T.W.: Death After Exposure to Dimethylmercury. The New England Journal of Medicine 339:1243 (1998).
  4. Blayney, M.; Winn, J.; Nierenberg, D.: Chemical Safety: Handling Dimethylmercury. Chemical and Engineering News 75:7 (1997).
  5. U.S. Professor Dies of Mercury Poisoning. The Safety and Health Practitioner. 15(11): 3 (1997).
  6. Zacks, R.: Looking for Alternatives. Scientific American 227(20): 20 (1997).
  7. Lewis, R.: Researchers' Deaths Inspire Actions to Improve Safety. The Scientist 11:21 (1997).
  8. Goldberg, C.: Colleagues Vow to Learn From Chemist's Death. The New York Times. October 3, 1997:A10.
  9. Dodgen, C.R.; Brown, B.M.; Blayney, M.: Permeation Testing of Glove Candidates for Use in Handling Dimethylmercury. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. Atlanta, Georgia (1998).
  10. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Hazard Information Bulletin for Dimethylmercury. Directorate of Technical Support, Washington, D.C. (1998).
  11. Dewhurst, F.: Edward Franklin and COSHH. Chem Britian. 25:702-705 (1989).
  12. Pazderova, J.; Jirasek, A. Mraz, M.; Pechan, J.: Post-mortem Findings and Clinical Signs of Dimethylmercury Poisoning in Man. Int Arch Arbeitsmed. 33:323-328 (1974).
  13. Endicott, K.: The Trembling Edge of Science. Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. April, 1998: 22-31.

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