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Document ID (ISN)106818
CIS number 07-859
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hałatek T., Sinczuk-Walczak H., Szymczak M., Rydzynski K.
Title Neurological and respiratory symptoms in shipyard welders exposed to manganese
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2005, Vol.18, No.3, p.265-274. Illus. 51 ref.
Abstract This case-control study was performed to assess the use of neurophysiological tests for the detection of early effects of exposure to low manganese concentrations and to examine the use of Clara cell protein (CC16) as an early pulmonary biomarker of exposure to welding fumes. The study involved 59 shipyard welders and 23 controls, matched by age and smoking habits. Subjective neurological symptoms, visual evoked potentials and electroencephalography were examined. Relationships between manganese concentrations in the air, blood and urine as well as between cumulative exposure indices were investigated. CC16 as an early pulmonary biomarker in welding exposure was examined by immunoassay. Findings are discussed. It was confirmed that these sensitive tests could be used for the detection of early effect of exposure to low manganese concentrations.
Descriptors (primary) manganese and compounds; shipyards; welding and cutting; neurological effects; exposure tests; welding fumes
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests; manganese; pulmonary function; immunology; case-control study; electroencephalography; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Biological monitoring
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting
Inorganic substances