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Document ID (ISN)106078
CIS number 07-172
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chang S.J., Chang H.Y., Shih T.S., Chou T.C., Chen C.J., Chen P.C., Sung F.C.
Title Electrocardiographic abnormality for workers exposed to carbon disulfide at a viscose rayon plant
Bibliographic information Apr. 2006, Vol.48, No.4, p.394-399. 22 ref.
Abstract This study investigated electrocardiography (ECG) manifestations for male workers with carbon disulfide exposure at a Taiwanese rayon manufacturing plant. A total of 251 men in the exposed group and 226 controls underwent physical examinations and completed questionnaires. The prevalence of ECG abnormalities was much higher in the exposed group (25.9%) than in the reference group (2.7%), with an odds ratio (OR) of 12.8. Foremen were at the highest risk of abnormal ECG (OR=20.6), followed by filament-spinning workers (OR=14.2), viscose manufacturing workers (OR=11.3), and carbon disulfide-manufacturing workers (OR=8.1). Multivariate logistic regression analysis based on cumulative exposure index also showed a dose-response relationship, and the risk of ECG abnormality could be initiated at an exposure history of 31 to 57ppm-years, with an OR of 7.2. The ECG abnormalities observed among workers exposed to permissible levels of carbon disulfide highlight the importance of environmental control of the chemical and of workers' education in exposure prevention at work.
Descriptors (primary) viscose rayon industry; electrocardiographic changes; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) male workers; Taiwan (China); dose-response relationship; case-control study; long-term exposure; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances