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Document ID (ISN)104593
CIS number 06-111
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Boeckelmann I., Pfister E.A.
Title Influence of occupational exposure to organic solvent mixtures on contrast sensitivity in printers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2003, Vol.45, No.1, p.25-33. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract This study of visual contrast sensitivity using the Vistech VCTS 6500 chart was carried out among 42 printers with low, medium or high exposure to organic solvents and among 28 control subjects. Abnormal contrast sensitivity results were recorded for the right eye in 38% of the printers and 11% of the controls and for the left eye in 38% of the printers and 7% of the controls. Reduced contrast sensitivity was observed for both eyes in all three groups exposed to solvents. It is concluded that contrast sensitivity is abnormal in workers exposed to organic solvents. The reduced contrast sensitivity in printers seems to be an indicator of visual defects induced in response to exposures to organic solvents.
Descriptors (primary) printing and duplicating; organic solvents; visual function disorders
Descriptors (secondary) vision tests; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the eye and vision damage