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Document ID (ISN)104136
CIS number 05-371
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jhun H.J., Yim S.H., Kim R., Paek D.
Title Heart-rate variability of carbon disulfide-poisoned subjects in Korea
Bibliographic information Mar. 2003, Vol.76, No.2, p.156-160. 32 ref.
Abstract Mass poisoning by carbon disulfide (CS2) occurred in a viscose factory in Korea affecting 830 employees and causing 38 fatalities. This case-control study evaluated the heart-rate variability (HRV) among CS2-poisoned subjects, to examine whether CS2 affects HRV and whether the effects persist after cessation of exposure. Cases comprised 71 retired male workers with CS2 poisoning, while controls comprised 127 public officials matched by age with no history of organic solvent exposure or cardiovascular diseases. Data on personal habits and medical and occupational histories were collected by means of self-administered questionnaires. Both groups were also subjected to medical examinations, including ECG recordings. Findings suggest that CS2 may cause heart-rate impairment and that its toxic effects persist well after cessation of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) poisoning; heart diseases; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; solvents; pulse rate; electrocardiography; case-control study; fatalities; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances