|Document ID (ISN)||101205|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0958-479X - Safety and Health Practitioner
|Convention or series no.
||Toxic to your ears
||July 2002, Vol.20, No.7, p.36-38. Illus. 5 ref.
||It is widely recognized that exposure to noise can cause hearing loss. It is less known that exposure to industrial solvents can also pose a threat to hearing. Many workplaces feature both hazards. This article discusses the synergistic hazards of exposure to noise and solvents. It presents the NoiseChem study of the European Commission. The study will involve two research projects: a laboratory research to determine the mechanisms of ototoxic damage due to noise and chemical interaction, and an epidemiological survey in factories in several European countries. The results are to be published during 2004, and it is hoped that they will lead to appropriate prevention strategies. A table summarizing the audio-vestibular effects of several common solvents is included.
||noise; solvents; risk factors; synergism; hearing loss
||health programmes; European Communities; trichloroethylene; carbon disulfide; research; styrene; xylene; vestibular disorders; limitation of exposure; toluene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Noise, hearing and vibration
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the ear and hearing damage