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Document ID (ISN)66105
CIS number 96-258
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chia S.E., Jeyaratnam J., Ong C.N., Ng T.P., Lee H.S.
Title Impairment of color vision among workers exposed to low concentrations of styrene
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.26, No.4, p.481-488. 19 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) glass fibre reinforced plastics; boat-building; colour vision deficiency; styrene
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests; neurotoxic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Diseases of the eye and vision damage