|Document ID (ISN)||105015|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Vouriot A., Hannhart B., Gauchard G.C., Barot A., Ledin T., Mur J.M., Perrin P.P.
||Long-term exposure to solvents impairs vigilance and postural control in serigraphy workers
||July 2005, Vol.78, No.6, p.510-515. 35 ref.
||This study examined the effects of aromatic hydrocarbon solvent exposure on the regulation of vigilance and postural control among 22 workers occupationally exposed to solvents for an average of approximately six years. The study comprised a questionnaire survey on state of vigilance and quality of sleep and measurements of postural control under six different sensorimotor conditions. Exposed workers reported reduced alertness but no loss of sleep quality compared with controls. They also had the worst postural performance in all sensory conditions and demonstrated a reduced ability to resolve sensory conflict situations. The depressive effect of aromatic hydrocarbon exposure on cortical and subcortical structures controlling vigilance and postural stability could lead to increased risk of occupational accidents, especially falls.
||neurotoxic effects; central nervous system; solvents; screen printing; aromatic hydrocarbons
||sleep disturbances; vigilance; sensorimotor activities; questionnaire survey; vestibular disorders
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; Sweden|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the nervous system