|Document ID (ISN)||110297|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Triebig G., Bruckner T., Seeber A.
||Occupational styrene exposure and hearing loss: A cohort study with repeated measurements
||Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.463-480. Illus. 52 ref.
||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.
||Germany; styrene; ototoxic effects; boat-building; risk factors; hearing loss
||exposure evaluation; determination in blood; statistical evaluation; length of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage