|Document ID (ISN)||68314|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Reilly M.J., Rosenman K.D., Abrams J.H., Zhu Z., Tseng C., Hertzberg V., Rice C.
||Ocular effects of exposure to triethylamine in the sand core cold box of a foundry
||1995, Vol.52, p.337-343. 10 ref.
||The acute and chronic ophthalmological effects of triethylamine exposure among foundry workers in the sand core cold box were assessed. A corneal examination, a visual acuity test and a questionnaire to assess vision symptoms in exposed workers were performed. Personal air measurements for triethylamine were also obtained. Despite low concentrations of triethylamine and no corneal oedema, exposed workers reported vision symptoms. Further research is needed to elucidate the mechanism for the reported vision symptoms, which occurred below the current United States standard. The current recommended ACGIH threshold of 4.1mg/m3 seems more appropriate.
||conditions of exposure; visual function disorders; eye injuries; determination in air; foundries; triethylamine
||eye examinations; threshold limit values; diseases of eyes and related structures; corneal damage; determination of concentration; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; visual acuity; coremaking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations