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Document ID (ISN)110297
CIS number 09-1308
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Triebig G., Bruckner T., Seeber A.
Title Occupational styrene exposure and hearing loss: A cohort study with repeated measurements
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.463-480. Illus. 52 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the associations between styrene exposure and hearing loss among workers of a boat factory in Germany, classified into groups of low, medium and high levels of exposure to styrene. At levels of 30-50ppm of inhaled styrene per work day over a period of 15 years, an elevated risk for impaired hearing thresholds can be expected. However, formerly published results on ototoxic effects below 20ppm could not be confirmed. With few exceptions, no dose-response relationship between threshold and exposure data was found. The hearing loss is partly reversible during exposure-free periods.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; styrene; ototoxic effects; boat-building; risk factors; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) exposure evaluation; determination in blood; statistical evaluation; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage