|Document ID (ISN)||107850|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Domínguez Gracia A.I., Rubio Aranda E., Martínez Terrer T., Conte Solano J.C., Rubio Calvo E.
||Hearing trauma induced from a combined exposure to smoking and occupational noise in the metalworking industry
||Adquisición de un trauma acústico por multiexposición a tabaco y ruido laboral en la industria del metal [in Spanish]|
||Dec. 2006, Vol.LII, No.205, p.33-40. Illus. 7 ref.
||This study evaluated the combined effect of smoking and exposure to noise in the metalworking industry on hearing loss. It involved 257 workers, including 112 in good health, 66 with massive hearing trauma and 79 showing initial signs of hearing trauma. The study shows that the probability of hearing loss increases among workers exposed to noise in occupational settings and who are smokers. The worst results were found among workers smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day and exposed to occupational noise for 20 years or more.
||noise; smelting plants; hearing loss; smoking
||Spain; length of exposure; case-control study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Smelting and refining operations