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Document ID (ISN)40735
CIS number 83-1965
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Carlomagno S., D'Angeli A., Menegozzo M.
Title n-Hexane-induced polyneuropathy in the shoe and leather industries: modifications in its clinical features and epidemiology following partial measures of primary prevention
Original title Polineuropatia da n-esano nell'industria calzaturiera e pelletiera: modificazioni del quadro clinico-epidemiologico a fronte di parziali misure di prevenzione primaria [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 1983, Vol.74, No.2, p.111-122. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract A study of 15 cases of neuropathy in an Italian shoe and leather-goods factory, occurring in the period 1975-1980. Data were collected on symptoms, length of disease, factory output, concentration of various chemicals in the air of the factory (compared with their TLV's). Polyneuropathy, due to the presence of n-hexane in the air, disappeared once preventive measures eliminated its cause.
Descriptors (primary) hexane; organic solvents; shoe industry; leather goods industry; diseases of peripheral nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) adhesives
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry