|Document ID (ISN)||111665|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||Goffeng L.O., Alvestrand M., Ulvestad B., S°rensen K.A., Skaug V., Kjuus H.
||Self-reported symptoms and neuropsychological function among tunnel workers previously exposed to acrylamide and N-methylolacrylamide
||Mar. 2011, Vol.37, No.2, p.136-146. 33 ref.
||Self-reported_symptoms.pdf [in English]
||The aim of this study was to examine possible exposure-related symptoms and neuropsychological changes among 44 tunnel workers exposed 2-10 years earlier to grout containing acrylamide and N-methylolacrylamide. The control group consisted of 49 male tunnel workers with no history of acrylamide exposure. Questionnaires were used to assess retrospectively recalled symptoms during work and current symptoms at the time of the examination. The prevalence of paresthesia in hands and legs, and leg cramps during work periods were higher in the exposed than control group. Self-reported prevalence of skin irritation, peeling of skin on the hands, white-finger attacks, headache, and breathlessness was also higher among the exposed workers. The questionnaire on current symptoms indicated higher symptom prevalence among the exposed of impaired memory and concentration, emotional change, sleep disturbances, tiredness, headache and sensory or motor changes. In contrast, no association was found between neuropsychological test results and acrylamide exposure, adjusting for relevant confounders.
||Norway; acrylamide; N-methylolmethacrylamide; tunnelling; symptoms; neurotoxic effects
||cramps; Raynaud's phenomenon; perceptual-motor performance; exposure evaluation; subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||General safety, health and conditions of work
||Trenching and excavating
Diseases of the nervous system