|Document ID (ISN)||58037|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Urban P., Lukßš E.
||Visual evoked potentials in rotogravure printers exposed to toluene
||Dec. 1990, Vol.47, No.12, p.819-823. Illus. 18 ref.
||Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) from stimulation by checkerboard pattern reversal were examined in 54 rotogravure printers exposed to toluene (all men, aged 22-64 years, duration of exposure 1-41 years). A control group consisted of 46 subjects (23 men and 23 women; aged 22-54 years). The VEPs were abnormal in 24% of workers. The frequency of abnormal VEPs correlated positively with the duration of exposure to toluene and also with the degree of alcohol drinking. A VEP measurement was made in 78% of the exposed workers two years after the first examination. No statistically significant difference between the two results was found. This suggests a marked stability of the observed VEP changes. These changes can be interpreted as a subclinical sign of dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS) related to exposure to toluene and also to alcohol consumption.
||toluene; photoengraving; diseases of central nervous system
||neurotoxic effects; comparative study; length of exposure; alcoholism
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Czechoslovakia|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Alcohol and drug abuse