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Document ID (ISN)110138
CIS number 09-1113
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seeber A., Bruckner T., Triebig G.
Title Occupational styrene exposure and neurobehavioural functions: A cohort study with repeated measurements
Bibliographic information Aug. 2009, Vol.82, No.8, p.969-984. Illus. 52 ref.
Abstract Possible associations between occupational styrene exposure and cognitive as well as psychomotor functions were investigated with a view to determining whether they are related to current or to chronic exposure and to what extent they are reversible. Workers of a plant producing glass-reinforced polyester boats in Germany were divided into three groups based on their estimated exposure to styrene being low, medium or high. Data were collected by means of questionnaires and various tests of cognitive function. The overall findings were that symptoms were not related to exposure and that cognitive function tests generally revealed no exposure-related associations.
Descriptors (primary) cognitive performance; styrene; reinforced plastics; sensorimotor activities; neuropsychic effects; boat-building; risk factors; symptoms
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; cohort study; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Diseases of the nervous system