|Document ID (ISN)||103713|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Tchicaya A.F., Bonny J.S., Yeboue-Kouame Y.B., Wognin S.B., Kouassi M.Y.
||Study of exposure to aromatic amines in the chemical industries in Abidjan
||Etude de l'exposition aux amines aromatiques dans les industries chimiques à Abidjan [in French]|
||Mar. 2004, Vol.65, No.1, p.36-40. 17 ref.
||Aromatic amines are carcinogens. Prolonged exposure leads to bladder cancer. To assess the extent of this exposure, a prospective cross-sectional study was conducted among chemical industries in Abidjan. Interviews with workers were followed by job observations. Participants consisted of 362 workers (all male) of average age 34 years working in 12 companies where aromatic amines were used. Natural ventilation was the only form of ventilation in 75% of the cases. Monitoring of the working atmosphere was carried out in only 44% of the cases. Heavy nicotine addiction and urinary bilharziosis were found in 2% and 10.5% of the workers respectively. Personal protective equipment was insufficient and inadequate. Hygiene and working conditions safety committees were unknown or non operational and medical supervision was restricted to annual chest radiographs. These findings indicate the presence of bladder cancer risk and a poor enforcement of regulatory protection measures.
||carcinogens; chemical industry; exposure evaluation; aromatic amines; Côte d'Ivoire
||responsibilities of employers; workplace monitoring; legal aspects; smoking; schistosomiasis; developing countries; cross-sectional study; breathing atmosphere; supply of personal protective equipment; role of government; medical supervision; natural ventilation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Côte d'Ivoire|
||Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases