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Document ID (ISN)36512
CIS number 81-1974
ISSN - Serial title 0049-8610 - Zeitschrift fŘr die gesamte Hygiene und ihre Grenzgebiete
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kempe H., Meister A., Seeber A.
Title Psychological studies of the acute effects of exposure to toluene
Original title Psychologische Untersuchungen zur akuten Wirkung von Toluolexposition [in German]
Bibliographic information 5 May 1980, Vol.26, No.5, p.313-317. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract Changes in ability to work, working capacity and psycho-physical sensation after 8h toluene exposure were studied by psychological tests on 24 male printing workers. Definition of the problem; description of exposure conditions, methods used and results obtained. Test results showed an insignificant tendency towards prolongation of reaction and search times and increased error rates. Conclusion: in the conditions of exposure studied, psychological changes are of a minor nature.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; toluene; biological effects; psychological effects; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) psychological tests; work capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry