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ID (ISN) del documento48299
Número CIS 87-999
ISSN - Título de la serie 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Año 1987
Número de serie
Autor(es) Soleo L., Coratelli A., Iacovone M.T., De Liso E., Margari L., Cassano F., Elia G., Fantuzzi A., Sassi C., Ambrosi L.
Título Neurophysiological study of a group of workers exposed to technical heptane in a rubber shoe factory
Título original Indagine neurofisiologica su un gruppo di lavoratori esposti ad eptano tecnico in una fabbrica di calzature in gomma [en italiano]
Información bibliográfica Jan.-Feb. 1987, Vol.78, No.1, p.68-74. Illus. 25 ref.
Resumen This study involved 50 workers exposed to technical heptane and 2 groups of controls of roughly equal size. The technical heptane had the following composition: 38-40% n-heptane, 8-10% 3-methylhexane, 27-30% 2-methylhexane, 17-21% methylcyclohexane, <0.2% n-hexane and <3% other solvents (toluene, etc.). Exposure levels at work stations did not exceed TLV-TWA levels set by ACGIH for n-heptane. Nevertheless, in the exposed workers there was a significantly raised level of subclinical neuropathy involving the most distal sensitive tracts of the median nerve. Dysaesthesia and asthenia of the limbs were the most frequently noted subjective neurological symptoms among the exposed workers. No correlations were found between duration and extent of exposure to n-heptane and total technical heptane on one hand, and measured neurological functions on the other. It is recommended that TLVs be set for the components of technical heptane.
Descriptores (primarios) industria del caucho; disolventes orgánicos; industria del calzado; impurezas; heptano; efectos neurológicos
Descriptores (secundarios) hexano; metil-3 hexano; metilciclohexano; metil-2 hexano; valoración de la exposición; riesgos químicos; tolueno
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Cueros y pieles, calzados
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Rubber industry
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Environmental pollution
Diseases of the nervous system
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons