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Document ID (ISN)60235
CIS number 93-929
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oleru U.G., Onyekwere C.
Title Exposures to polyvinyl chloride, methyl ketone and other chemicals - The pulmonary and non-pulmonary effect
Bibliographic information 1922, Vol.63, No.7, p.503-507. 13 ref.
Abstract Pulmonary function impairment and neurological disorders, such as headache, insomnia, dizziness and skin irritation, were the symptoms found among workers of a shoe factory in Nigeria. Pulmonary function impairment was most prominent among the workers exposed to polyvinyl chloride. The exposure levels were measured to range from 0.2 to 4.0ppm. The observed neurological disorders occurred most frequently in the group of workers exposed to methyl ethyl ketone and other chemicals.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; Nigeria; butanone; polyvinyl chloride; functional nervous disorders; exposure; pulmonary function; neurological effects; dermal toxicity; respiratory impairment; shoe industry; insomnia
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; epidemiologic study; acute toxicity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNigeria
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Diseases of the nervous system
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)