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Document ID (ISN)107308
CIS number 07-1458
ISSN - Serial title 0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pereira Santos M., Sebben V.C., Farenzena P.R., Dexheimer C.F., Pereira Santos C., Steffen V.M.
Title Exposure to chemical agents and noise in the leather industry
Original title Exposição a agentes químicos e ruído em indústria de couro [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 2005, Vol.30, No.111, p.51-56. 17 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the relationship between hearing loss and the occupational exposition to noise and toluene. Seventy-three tannery workers were divided into three groups: exposed to noise, exposed to noise and chemicals and unexposed. Data on the workers' clinical and occupational histories were obtained by means of questionnaires. Exposure to toluene was evaluated by environmental and biological monitoring. Noise level and audiometric tests were also conducted. Data were subjected to statistical evaluation. Findings are discussed. The hearing losses found in the noise group and noise and chemical agents group were significant when compared to the control group.
Descriptors (primary) noise; toluene; leather goods industry; exposure evaluation; risk factors; hearing loss
Descriptors (secondary) Brazil; questionnaire survey; case-control study; audiometric tests; noise level measurement; exposure tests; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Exposure evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry