|Document ID (ISN)||103518|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1250-3274 - Archives des maladies professionnelles et de médecine du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Guével E., Madani R., Conso F., Causse E., Choudat D.
||Thyroidal dysfunction and occupational overexposure to iodine
||Dysfonctionnement thyroïdien et surcharge iodée professionnelle [in French]|
||Sep. 2004, Vol.65, No.5, p.438-441. Illus. 9 ref.
||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.
||occupational hygiene; plant health organization; iodine; iodides; electronics industry; harmful substances; thyroid disorders; thyroid function; occupational diseases
||threshold limit values; case study; determination in urine; urinary excretion; exposure tests; France
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Occupational health services
Halogens and their inorganic compounds
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment