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Document ID (ISN)52773
CIS number 89-1989
ISBN(s) 91-7464-365-7
Year 1987
Convention or series no. Arbete och hälsa 1987:35
Author(s) Nilsson Granström A., Wenngren B.I., Rudell B., Hammarström U., Kolmodin-Hedman B.
Title Dizziness and oculomotor dysfunction after welding
Original title Yrsel som subjektivt symptom och oculomotorisk störning vid svetsning [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1987. 37p. Illus. 56 ref.
Abstract In this study information on symptoms related to welding was obtained by means of a qustionnaire survey comprising 323 welders. Fatigue and eye irritation proved to be common symptoms, while only 8% suffered from dizziness. In a second part of the investigation 7 welders afflicted by dizziness and 7 references were investigated with a battery of oculomotor tests before and after 30 minutes of welding. The results showed that the oculomotor function of the welders had been impaired prior to the investigation exposure but also that the dysfunction increased after 30 minutes of exposure to welding fumes, especially as regards eye movement gain. However, no correlation was found between changes in oculomotor function and the extent of exposure to any particular metal, nitrous oxides or ozone.
Descriptors (primary) oculomotor dysfunction; welding and cutting; vertigo; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; visual function disorders; vision tests; fatigue; questionnaire survey; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Welding and cutting
Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage