|Document ID (ISN)||40354|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||De Moraes Neto M.P., Frigério Paulo A., Moock M.
||Headache caused by explosives
||Cefaléia causada por explosivos [in Portuguese]|
||Oct.-Dec. 1981, Vol.9, No.36, p.29-30. 7 ref.
||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.
||migraine; trinitroglycerine; personal protective equipment; shotfiring and blasting
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Esters and salts