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Document ID (ISN)104748
CIS number 06-150
ISSN - Serial title 0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bodenes A., Verhelst C., Dewitte J.D., Choucroun P.
Title Relationship between muscular diseases and exposures to paints and solvents among building painters
Original title Relation entre les pathologies musculaires et exposition aux peintures et solvants chez les peintres en bâtiment [in French]
Bibliographic information Mar.-Apr. 2003, Vol.XXX, No.2, p.60-65. Illus.
Abstract Following two cases of myalgia associated with an increase in creatine phosphokinase (CPK) enzymes in two building painters, a survey was carried out to study the possible relationship between exposure to paints and solvents and muscular diseases. A questionnaire survey was carried out among 265 building painters and 267 unexposed controls. They also underwent clinical examinations and blood CPK determinations during their annual medical checks. There was no increase in CPK among painters, but they presented significantly higher frequencies of muscular pain, muscular fatigue and loss of muscular strength. Aetiological investigations did not provide evidence of a clear relationship between these muscular symptoms and specific exposures.
Descriptors (primary) paints; myalgia; risk factors; solvents; building industry; painting
Descriptors (secondary) myoglobin; grip strength; creatine kinase; enzymological tests; case-control study; medical examinations; physical fatigue; muscular strength
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Construction industry and civil engineering
Surface treatment