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Document ID (ISN)56449
CIS number 91-1170
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Beving H.F.G., PetrÚn S., Vesterberg O.
Title Increased isotransferrin ratio and reduced erythrocyte and platelet volumes in blood from thermoplastic industry workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1990, Vol.34, No.4, p.391-397. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Ten women (aged 31-61 years) and five men (aged 20-59 years) occupationally exposed to welding fumes of polyacetate containing diethylphthalate in a thermoplastic industry were studied. They had been employed 1-33 years (median: 11 years). Seven women (aged 35-55) and eight men (aged 26-73) acted as unexposed controls. The exposed persons showed increased isotransferrin ratio in blood serum and reduced volumes of erythrocytes and platelets in blood.
Descriptors (primary) thermoplastics; phthalates; plastics industry; haematotoxic effects; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; comparative study; haemic and lymphatic diseases; diethyl phthalate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Chemical industry
Phthalates
Esters and salts
Plastics industry