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Document ID (ISN)68496
CIS number 97-204
ISSN - Serial title 0003-4878 - Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vanhoorne M., de Rouck A., de Bacquer D.
Title Epidemiological study of eye irritation by hydrogen sulphide and/or carbon disulphide exposure in viscose rayon workers
Bibliographic information June 1995, Vol.39, No.3, p.307-315. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract In the framework of an extensive health survey, 123 male viscose rayon workers exposed to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and/or carbon disulfide (CS2) and 67 controls not exposed to either of these chemicals answered questions on eye irritation complaints in a self-administered questionnaire. The exposed subjects had a significantly higher prevalence of eye pain, burning and photophobia. Adjustment for age and smoking in logistic regression revealed significantly more eye complaints for all workers that were highly exposed. In a postal survey one-third of the ex-workers of the same viscose rayon factory reported having left the factory because of eye complaints, indicating that their occurrence may be underestimated in the cross-sectional study.
Descriptors (primary) inflammatory diseases of the eye; viscose rayon industry; hydrogen sulfide; carbon disulfide; eye irritation
Descriptors (secondary) irritants; cross-sectional study; questionnaire survey; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the eye and vision damage
Inorganic sulfur compounds