Cadernos de Saúde Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0102-311X
CAMARA, Volney de M. et al. Methodology to prevent mercury exposure among adolescents from goldmine areas in Mariana, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1996, vol.12, n.2, pp. 149-158. ISSN 0102-311X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X1996000200004.
The main objective of this study was to promote the evaluation of an educational method to identify health risks among adolescents exposed to mercury by their work in gold mining production.The project was carried out with adolescents from a public school from the District of Monsenhor Horta, Municipality of Mariana, state of Minas Gerais. Statistical evaluation of the results revealed a significant increase in the amount of correct answers between the first and fifth stage concerning the definition of work accidents and its importance in relation to work-related diseases, accidents on route to and from the work place and violence at work site itself.
Palavras-chave : Mercury; Adolescents; Occupational Health; Environmental Health.