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Document ID (ISN)43880
CIS number 85-758
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Currier M.F., Carlo G.L., Poston P.L., Ledford W.E.
Title A cross sectional study of employees with potential occupational exposure to ethylene oxide
Bibliographic information Nov. 1984, Vol.41, No.4, p.492-498. 17 ref.
Abstract This study was conducted on 84 workers potentially exposed to ethylene oxide (EO) in the chemical manufacturing industry and on individually matched controls. The exposure level was estimated to be below the TLV of 10ppm, and mostly below 1ppm. There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in the results of haematological and biochemical tests. There was a significant (p=0.035) increase in the prevalence of proteinuria among workers exposed to EO.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; proteinuria; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) haematological effects; biochemical effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Ethers
Ethylene oxide
Chemical industry