|Document ID (ISN)||59359|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Hashimoto D.M., Kelsey K.T., Seitz T., Feldman H.A., Yakes B., Christiani D.C.
||The presence of urinary cellular sediment and albuminuria in newspaper pressworkers exposed to solvents
||Apr. 1991, Vol.33, No.4, p.516-526. Illus. 49 ref.
||A cross-sectional study of 215 newspaper pressroom workers (76% of the total eligigle) was conducted to investigate the relationship between organic solvent exposure and increased urinary cellular sediment. Thirty-two compositors were surveyed as referents. Industrial hygiene measurements showed low-level airborne exposure to organic solvents and minimal airborne exposure to glycol ethers. There was a high prevalence of solvent-related dermatitis, indicating significant dermal exposure to these substances. Pressworkers were exposed to solvent mixtures associated with dose-related increases in leukocyturia alone or in urinary cellular sediment. The presence of urinary cellular sediment was associated with increasing frequency of use of five organic solvent mixtures. The increase in urinary cellular sediment may be due to the effects of solvents on the kidney. Sixteen percent of pressmen and no compositors were found to have primarily low-grade albuminuria. Workers with urinary cellular sediment were significantly more likely to have detectable albuminuria, which was more likely to occur with increased frequency of use of four solvent mixtures.
||printing and duplicating; solvent naphtha; blood count; genito-urinary system diseases; printing industry; skin absorption; organic solvents; proteinuria; lithography; dermatitis; cylinder printing machines; solvents; renal diseases
||USA; statistical evaluation; questionnaire survey; analgesics
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system