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ID (ISN) del documento58037
Número CIS 92-943
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1990
Número de serie
Autor(es) Urban P., Lukáš E.
Título Visual evoked potentials in rotogravure printers exposed to toluene
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1990, Vol.47, No.12, p.819-823. Illus. 18 ref.
Resumen Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) from stimulation by checkerboard pattern reversal were examined in 54 rotogravure printers exposed to toluene (all men, aged 22-64 years, duration of exposure 1-41 years). A control group consisted of 46 subjects (23 men and 23 women; aged 22-54 years). The VEPs were abnormal in 24% of workers. The frequency of abnormal VEPs correlated positively with the duration of exposure to toluene and also with the degree of alcohol drinking. A VEP measurement was made in 78% of the exposed workers two years after the first examination. No statistically significant difference between the two results was found. This suggests a marked stability of the observed VEP changes. These changes can be interpreted as a subclinical sign of dysfunction of the central nervous system (CNS) related to exposure to toluene and also to alcohol consumption.
Descriptores (primarios) tolueno; fotograbado; enfermedades del sistema nervioso central
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos neurotóxicos; estudio comparado; duración de la exposición; alcoholismo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaChecoslovaquia
Tema(s) Papel, artes gráficas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Abuso de alcohol y drogas
Diseases of the nervous system
Aromatic hydrocarbons