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Document ID (ISN)51826
CIS number 89-911
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Šestakov N.M., Sarankin G.E., Ivanov E.A., Lupačev V.F., Udal'cova N.M., Rečkalova G.M.
Title Impact of the products of urea-formaldehyde resin break-down on the cardiovascular system of foundry workers
Original title Vlijanie produktov destrukcii karbamidno-formal'degidnyh smol na serdečno-sosudistuju sistemu rabočih litejnogo ceha [in Russian]
Bibliographic information July 1987, No.7, p.32-35. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract The state of the cardiovascular system in 60 foundry workers exposed to urea-formaldehyde resin degradation products was studied. Workers in the control group had no contact with these substances. Medical examinations were repeated annualy during 3 years and included analysis of haemodynamics, electrocardiography and determination of peripheral resistance. The results showed that exposed workers had an overload of the right ventricle. The left heart reacted to prolonged exposure by developing hypokinesia, and an increase in peripheral resistance was observed. Appropriate preventive measures are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) casting of metals; urea-formaldehyde resins; foundries; pyrolysis products; cardiovascular disorders
Descriptors (secondary) medical examinations; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Fires
Cardiovascular diseases