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Document ID (ISN)21257
CIS number 74-1417
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mayersdorf A., Israeli R.
Title Toxic effects of chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticides on the human electroencephalogram.
Bibliographic information Mar. 1974, Vol.28, No.3, p.159-163. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract Electroencephalograms were obtained from a sample of 73 workers continually exposed to BHC, DDT and benzilan in a chemical plant. Abnormal records were obtained in 16 cases (21.9%). None of those examined showed either abnormal neurological features or clinical convulsions. This study suggests high exposure of the workers examined. However, it is not sure whether abnormal EEG patterns alone are a sufficient indication to warrant closure of the whole plant, but exposure should be reduced.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; insecticides; chlorinated hydrocarbons; electroencephalography; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) DDT; survey; lindane
Document type -
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Chemical industry