Mercury Vapor Concentrations inside Buildings

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Science  11 Aug 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4048, pp. 513-514
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4048.513


The concentrations of elemental gaseous mercury in several homes, offices, and laboratories in the Dallas area have been measured. The values are substantially higher than the ambient natural background concentration, about 3 nanograms of mercury per cubic meter of air in San Francisco, Dallas, and Washington, D.C.