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Document ID (ISN)101672
CIS number 03-818
ISBN(s) 3-88383-623-0
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seeber A., Blaszkewicz M., Demes P., Kiesswetter E., Schńper M., Sietmann B., von Thriel C., Zupanic M
Title Toluene in rotogravure printing shops
Original title Toluol in Tiefdruckereien [in German]
Bibliographic information Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany, Aug. 2002. 373p. Illus. 215 ref.
Internet access http://www.hvbg.de/d/bia/pub/rep/rep04/pdf_datei/toluol/textteil.pdf [in German]
Abstract This report presents the results of a long term study on the health effects of toluene exposure among 192 workers in 14 rotogravure printing shops. The workers were examined four times over a period of five years to collect data on past and present diseases, kidney and liver functions, the haemopoietic, peripheral nervous and cardiovascular systems, hearing, colour discrimination, attention, memory, fine motor performance, postural balance, physical and mental complaints and current symptoms. Over the five years of the study period, the workers near the printing machine had been exposed to an average toluene concentration of 25ppm and those working in remote places to 3ppm. No significant impact on health due to long-term or current exposure could be established.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; health hazards; intaglio printing; toluene
Descriptors (secondary) report; long-term study; Germany
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry