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Document ID (ISN)107207
CIS number 07-1130
ISSN - Serial title 0465-5893 - Medycyna pracy
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sińczuk-Walczak H., Szymczak M., Aniołczyk H., Brzeźnicki S., Raźniewska G., Trzcinka-Ochocka M., Matczak W.
Title The effect of combined exposure to chemical and physical factors on the nervous system during aluminium production: A preliminary finding
Original title Skutki zdrowotne w układzie nerwowym łącznego narażenia na czynniki chemiczne i fizyczne podczas produkcji aluminium: Doniesienie wstępne [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 2006, Vol.57, No.1, p.7-13. 28 ref.
Abstract Medical examinations were carried out on 39 male workers exposed to aluminium dust, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and magnetic fields during aluminium production. Clinical symptoms, such as headache (46.2%), increased emotional irritability (66.7%), concentration difficulty (25.6%), insomnia (30.8%), hypersomnia (15.4%), and mood lability (10.3%) predominated among functional disorders of the nervous system in workers chronically exposed to chemical and physical factors. Objective neurological examinations did not reveal organic lesions in the central or peripheral nervous system. In EEG recordings classified as abnormal, paroxysmal changes were most common (20.5%).
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; aluminium industry; magnetic fields; aluminium; synergism; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; airborne dust
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Electromagnetic fields
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Smelting and refining operations
Inorganic substances