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Document ID (ISN)26227
CIS number 76-2038
ISSN - Serial title 0300-581X - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Prńventivmedizin
Year 1976
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Goethe H., Herrmann R., Geister R., Vuksanovic P.
Title Toxicological effects in the crew of tankers
Original title Die Frage der toxikologischen Beeinflussung der Besatzung von Tankschiffen [in German]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1976, Vol.11, No.2, p.46-51.
Abstract After mention of the relevant literature the results of a comparative pilot study in subjects chosen at random among 200 tanker crew members and 200 members of other ships' crews are reported. The differences in subjective symptoms and the results of haematological and biochemical studies are tabulated and discussed. A significantly higher incidence of headache, general weakness, sweet taste in the mouth, loss of appetite and nausea was found in the tanker crews, who also had higher segmented and stab neutrophil counts, lower eosinophil counts and lower alkaline and acid phosphatase levels.
Descriptors (primary) petroleum hydrocarbons; health impairment; sea transport; tankers; toxic gases
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Germany (Federal Republic of); comparative study; haematological changes; occupational health survey; enzyme disturbances
Document type -
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation