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Document ID (ISN)103518
CIS number 04-557
ISSN - Serial title 1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Guével E., Madani R., Conso F., Causse E., Choudat D.
Title Thyroidal dysfunction and occupational overexposure to iodine
Original title Dysfonctionnement thyroïdien et surcharge iodée professionnelle [in French]
Bibliographic information Sep. 2004, Vol.65, No.5, p.438-441. Illus. 9 ref.
Abstract Two cases of work-related thyroid dysfunction are presented. Two workers involved in the machining and polishing of sodium and caesium iodide crystals employed at the same enterprise showed thyroid function disorders and high levels of 24h urinary iodine excretion. Following the report of these two cases of thyroid dysfunction and the elevated urinary excretion of iodine found among other exposed workers in the course of a biological monitoring programme implemented within the enterprise, preventive measures and medical surveillance based on action levels of this biological exposure index were proposed. The prevention of iodine exposure is primarily based on collective measures (process confinement and local exhaust), personal protective equipment and strict adherence to hygienic measures.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; plant health organization; iodine; iodides; electronics industry; harmful substances; thyroid disorders; thyroid function; occupational diseases
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; case study; determination in urine; urinary excretion; exposure tests; France
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases
Occupational health services
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Electronics industry
Inorganic substances