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Document ID (ISN)110623
CIS number 10-0245
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nordling Nilson L., Barregård L., Sńllsten G., Hagberg S.
Title Self-reported symptoms and their effects on cognitive functioning in workers with past exposure to solvent-based glues: an 18-year follow-up
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.81, No.1, p.69-79. Illus. 40 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine to what extent exposure to organic solvents during the working life affects general well-being in the long term, and to explore the relationship between self-reported symptoms and cognitive functioning in previously solvent-exposed floor layers. The study included 41 solvent-exposed floor layers and 40 unexposed referents participating in a longitudinal follow-up study 18 years after the baseline assessment. Data were collected by means of general health examinations and self-administered questionnaires on symptoms, exposures and non-occupational activities. Findings confirm that prolonged high occupational exposure to solvents may negatively interact with the normal ageing process.
Descriptors (primary) organic solvents; floor laying; state of health; cognitive performance; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; symptoms; subjective assessment; long-term study; questionnaire survey; case-control study; medical examinations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system