|Document ID (ISN)||107308|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0303-7657 - Revista brasileira de saúde ocupacional
|Convention or series no.
||Pereira Santos M., Sebben V.C., Farenzena P.R., Dexheimer C.F., Pereira Santos C., Steffen V.M.
||Exposure to chemical agents and noise in the leather industry
||Exposição a agentes químicos e ruído em indústria de couro [in Portuguese]|
||2005, Vol.30, No.111, p.51-56. 17 ref.
||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.
||noise; toluene; leather goods industry; exposure evaluation; risk factors; hearing loss
||Brazil; questionnaire survey; case-control study; audiometric tests; noise level measurement; exposure tests; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Brazil|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Footwear, leather and fur industry