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Document ID (ISN)107850
CIS number 08-399
ISSN - Serial title 0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Domínguez Gracia A.I., Rubio Aranda E., Martínez Terrer T., Conte Solano J.C., Rubio Calvo E.
Title Hearing trauma induced from a combined exposure to smoking and occupational noise in the metalworking industry
Original title Adquisición de un trauma acústico por multiexposición a tabaco y ruido laboral en la industria del metal [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, Vol.LII, No.205, p.33-40. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) noise; smelting plants; hearing loss; smoking
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; length of exposure; case-control study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the ear and hearing damage
Smelting and refining operations
Noise
Smoking