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Document ID (ISN)110263
CIS number 09-1296
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, colour vision and contrast sensitivity: A cohort study with repeated measurements
Bibliographic information May 2009, Vol.82, No.6, p.757-770. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between occupational styrene exposures and colour vision deficiency and contrast sensitivity. Workers from a German boat building plant were classified in groups of low, medium and high levels exposure to styrene, and subjected to visual function tests. There was no evidence of significant associations between exposure parameters and colour confusion or contrast sensitivity. The largest portions of the variances in both tests were explained by age.
Descriptors (primary) visual function disorders; risk factors; boat-building; styrene
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; contrast; colour vision deficiency; age-linked differences; cohort study; vision tests; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Lighting, colour and vision
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Diseases of the eye and vision damage