|Document ID (ISN)||66105|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Chia S.E., Jeyaratnam J., Ong C.N., Ng T.P., Lee H.S.
||Impairment of color vision among workers exposed to low concentrations of styrene
||1994, Vol.26, No.4, p.481-488. 19 ref.
||In a study of 21 male workers exposed to styrene concentrations below 30ppm in a fibre-reinforced plastic boat manufacturing plant, mean end-of-shift urinary mandelic acid and phenylglycoxylic acid were 84mg/g creatinine and 66mg/g creatinine respectively. Tests revealed that the exposed workers had significantly poorer colour discrimination ability than a non-exposed control group. Results of neurobehavioural tests were also poorer for the exposed workers. Low exposure to styrene could affect psychometric performance and may impair colour vision.
||glass fibre reinforced plastics; boat-building; colour vision deficiency; styrene
||nervous function tests; neurotoxic effects
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the eye and vision damage