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Document ID (ISN)19321
CIS number 73-40
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Suciu I.
Title Arterial hypertension and Raynaud's phenomenon in polyvinylchloride production workers
Original title Hypertension artÚrielle et syndrome de Raynaud chez les ouvriers occupÚs Ó la fabrication du polychlorure de vinyle [in French]
Bibliographic information I. Internationales Symposium der Werksńrzte der chemischen Industrie, Medichem, BASF ─rztliche Abteilung, 67 Ludwigshafen, Federal Republic of Germany, 1972. 9p. 10 ref.
Abstract Paper read at the 1st International Symposium of Plant Physicians of the Chemical Industry (Ludwigshafen, 27-29 April 1972). Report on a 9-year (1961-1969) study of 112 young polyvinylchloride workers. During this period systolic and diastolic pressures and the incidence of arterial hypertension increased, and this is attributed to the prolonged action of vinylchloride monomer on vasomotor centres and a generalised vasoconstriction. (For the complete proceedings of this symposium, see CIS 73-32.)
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; biological hazards; vascular diseases; polyvinyl chloride
Descriptors (secondary) Germany (Federal Republic of); diseases of arteries and arterioles; Raynaud's phenomenon; safety and health meetings; vasoconstriction; human experiments; vasomotor dysfunction
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Chemical industry
Biological hazards