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Document ID (ISN)46894
CIS number 86-1691
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0597 - Československá neurologie a neurochirurgie
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kovařík J., Kuželová M., Fiedlerová D., Popler A., Šírl J.
Title Neurologic findings in persons exposed to toluene for long periods
Original title Neurologické nálezy u osob dlouhodobě exponovaných toluenu [in Czech]
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.48/81, No.2, p.73-77. 15 ref.
Abstract The health status of 25 shoe factory workers exposed to adhesives containing toluene was examined. The MAC for toluene in workplace air was exceeded, and the urine of the exposed persons had elevated levels of hippuric acid. Subjective neurovegetative complaints were recorded in 85% and objective neurotic symptoms in 60% of the workers. EEG recordings differed from those seen in healthy members of the general population.
Descriptors (primary) toluene; psychosomatic disorders; shoe industry; long-term exposure; neurological effects; electroencephalographic changes
Descriptors (secondary)
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the nervous system