|Document ID (ISN)||109556|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Loh C.H., Liou S.H., Jiau S.S., Cheng W.T., Shih T.S., Chen H.I.
||Hepatic effects among workers exposed to ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
||Sep. 2008, Vol.46, No.5, p.463-469. 33 ref.
||http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_46_5_463.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this case-control study was to determine whether ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate (EGEEA) was a hepatotoxin in exposed workers. A total of 29 workers from a silk-screening shop, using EGEEA as the major cleaning solvent, were recruited as high exposure group, while a group of 57 workers with indirect and low exposure to EGEEA were selected as the comparison group. Air concentrations of EGEEA were measured by 8-h personal sampling. The mean of air EGEEA concentration in the high and low exposure groups was 7.41-16.5 ppm and 0.07-3.62 ppm respectively. Liver function profiles in both male and female EGEEA-exposed workers were not significantly different from those in the comparison group. Furthermore, no significant change in hepatic function was noted after a two-year follow-up study of these EGEEA-exposed workers. These findings suggest that EGEEA is not a hepatotoxin in this workplace.
||hepatotoxic effects; Taiwan (China); risk factors; screen printing; 2-methoxyethyl acetate
||personal sampling; cleaning agents; determination in air; exposure evaluation; case-control study; solvents
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Esters and salts
Printing, photography and photocopying industry