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Document ID (ISN)40354
CIS number 83-1405
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Moraes Neto M.P., Frigério Paulo A., Moock M.
Title Headache caused by explosives
Original title Cefaléia causada por explosivos [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Oct.-Dec. 1981, Vol.9, No.36, p.29-30. 7 ref.
Abstract Three blaster's helpers reported to company physicians within less than 2 months of hiring, all complaining of headache. As no organic cause could be found, the headache was attributed to nitroglycerine exposure: all 3 patients routinely handled dynamite, and had not experienced headaches before taking on their new jobs. The failure of the overalls and gloves worn by the workers to prevent exposure indicates that replacement of dynamite with non-nitroglycerine explosives is the best method of prevention. If replacement is not technically feasible, use of protective garments which can be rinsed off constantly offers improved protection.
Descriptors (primary) migraine; trinitroglycerine; personal protective equipment; shotfiring and blasting
Descriptors (secondary) case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Esters and salts
Personal protection