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ID (ISN) del documento58980
Número CIS 92-1949
ISSN - Título de la serie 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1992
Número de serie
Autor(es) Houck P., Nebel D., Milham S.
Título Organic solvent encephalopathy - An old hazard revisited
Información bibliográfica July 1992, Vol.22, No.1, p.109-115. 24 ref.
Resumen This report describes neurological and respiratory symptoms among 26 engineers and contract labourers who used organic solvents and detergents to remove polychlorinated biphenyl contamination from a poorly ventilated factory basement. Neurological symptoms included persistent central nervous system deficits; these developed in one worker after only three days. Respiratory symptoms included cough that persisted for more than two years. Labourers were more likely to report symptoms than were engineers. Appropriate ventilation or respirator use might have prevented the workers' morbidity. This incident serves as a reminder that organic solvent-related occupational illness continues to occur despite worker-health regulations and knowledge of preventive measures.
Descriptores (primarios) dibenzofuranos; dioxinas; valoración de la exposición; disolventes orgánicos; encefalopatía
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos neurotóxicos; detergentes; encuesta epidemiológica; bifenilo; síntomas; aparato respiratorio
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the nervous system
Heterocyclic compounds
Exposure evaluation