|Document ID (ISN)||104136|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Jhun H.J., Yim S.H., Kim R., Paek D.
||Heart-rate variability of carbon disulfide-poisoned subjects in Korea
||Mar. 2003, Vol.76, No.2, p.156-160. 32 ref.
||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.
||poisoning; heart diseases; carbon disulfide
||Korea, Republic of; solvents; pulse rate; electrocardiography; case-control study; fatalities; medical examinations; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Korea, Republic of|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Inorganic sulfur compounds