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Document ID (ISN)104246
CIS number 05-319
Year 2005
Convention or series no. CONCAWE Report No.5/05
Author(s) Hoet P., Grosjean M., Somaruga C.
Title Factors potentially affecting the hearing of petroleum industry workers
Bibliographic information CONCAWE, Boulevard du Souverain 165, 1160 Bruxelles, Belgium, June 2005. vi, 66p. 144 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This report outlines the physiology of hearing and the mechanisms and types of hearing loss and summarizes factors affecting hearing: age, noise exposure, diseases and chemical exposure. It focuses on the potential ototoxic effects of organic solvents and reviews results of studies of hearing loss among exposed workers in the petroleum, petrochemical and other industries. Also examines the possible synergistic effects of noise and chemical exposure on hearing loss.
Descriptors (primary) noise; organic solvents; petroleum and natural gas industry; risk factors; ototoxic effects; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) printing industry; mercury and compounds; noise level; toluene; petrochemical industry; xylene; animal experiments; synergism; age
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; Italy
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Petroleum and natural gas industry