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Document ID (ISN)19067
CIS number 73-554
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Anitesco C., Contulesco A.
Title Studies on the influence of noise and vibration on the behaviour of catecholamines in an environment of industrial noise and vibration
Original title Etude de l'influence du bruit et des vibrations sur le comportement des catÚcholamines dans l'agression sonore vibratoire industrielle [in French]
Bibliographic information July-Aug. 1972, Vol.33, No.7-8. p.356-371. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract In order to study the effect of noise and vibration on the medullo-adrenal and sympathetic systems, the authors examined 80 mechanical engineering workers exposed to noise and vibration and 20 controls; they determined vanillic-mandelic acid (VMA), 17-ketosteroids (17-KS) and creatinine in urine. After 4h of work, exposed workers were found to have a 28% increase in VMA and a 14% reduction in 17-KS. Following 8h of night rest, there was a 15% fall in VMA in comparison with the controls; there was a similar reduction in 17-KS. This shows that, in exposed subjects, recuperation of cell-energy potential does not follow immediately upon the cessation of noise and vibration exposure, due to inadequate endocrine irrigation. Consequently it is necessary to arrange work breaks accordingly and to ensure suitable rest after work.
Descriptors (primary) harmful physical agents; machinery industry; sympathetic nervous system; vibration; adrenal function; noise
Descriptors (secondary) ketosteroid excretion; fatigue; recovery after effort; hours of work; creatinine excretion; biological effects; determination in urine; catecholamine excretion; comparative analysis; work-rest schedules
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Radiation
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Metalworking industry
Vibration