|Document ID (ISN)||112431|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Guest M., D'Este C., Attia J., Boggess M., Brown A., Tavener M., Gibson R., Gardner I., Harrex W., Ross J.
||Impairment of color vision in aircraft maintenance workers
||Oct. 2011, Vol.84, No.7, p.723-733. Illus. 50 ref.
||Impairment_of_color_vision_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||The purpose of this study was to examine possible persisting effects to colour vision in a group from the Royal Australian Air Force who had exposure to formulations containing neurotoxins during fighter aircraft fuel tank maintenance, relative to two contemporaneous comparison groups. Colour vision was tested in 512 exposed personnel, 458 technical-trade comparisons, and 330 non-technical comparisons. Regression models were used to examine whether there was an association between colour vision deficiencies and fuel tank maintenance, adjusting for possible confounders. Logistic regression demonstrated statistically significant differences in the colour confusion index in the exposed group versus the technical group (odds ratio 1.7) and a blue-yellow confusion in the exposed group versus the technical group (odds ratio 1.4). No differences were observed between the exposed group and the non-technical group. Possible implications of these findings are discussed.
||Australia; colour vision deficiency; colour vision; aircraft repair and maintenance; defence services; neurotoxic effects; risk factors
||solvents; vision tests; questionnaire survey; case-control study; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Diseases of the nervous system
Diseases of the eye and vision damage