|Document ID (ISN)||58980|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Houck P., Nebel D., Milham S.
||Organic solvent encephalopathy - An old hazard revisited
||July 1992, Vol.22, No.1, p.109-115. 24 ref.
||This report describes neurological and respiratory symptoms among 26 engineers and contract labourers who used organic solvents and detergents to remove polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from a poorly ventilated factory basement. Neurological symptoms included persistent central nervous system deficits; these developed in one worker after only three days. Respiratory symptoms included cough that persisted for more than two years. Labourers were more likely to report symptoms than were engineers. Appropriate ventilation or respirator use might have prevented the workers' morbidity. This incident serves as a reminder that organic solvent-related occupational illness continues to occur despite worker-health regulations and knowledge of preventive measures.
||dibenzofurans; dioxins; exposure evaluation; organic solvents; encephalopathy
||neurotoxic effects; detergents; epidemiologic study; biphenyl; symptoms; respiratory system
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system