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Document ID (ISN)33304
CIS number 80-780
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) H÷gstedt B., Hedner K., Mark-Vendel E., Mitelman F., SchŘtz A., Skerfving S.
Title Increased frequency of chromosome aberrations in workers exposed to styrene.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1979, Vol.5, No.4, p.333-335. 12 ref.
Abstract The incidence of chromosome aberrations in peripheral blood lymphocytes was twice as high in 6 workers from a plant manufacturing polyester resin boats as in matched controls. In addition to styrene, the workers were exposed to phthalic acid anhydride, maleic acid anhydride, propylene glycol, methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, a cobalt salt, and acetone. Styrene levels of the workroom air were 50-400mg/m3.
Descriptors (primary) styrene; plastics converting industry; chromosome changes
Descriptors (secondary) cobalt; acetone; butanone; comparative study; phthalic anhydride; propylene glycol; maleic anhydride
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Antifertility and prenatal effects
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures