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Document ID (ISN)35421
CIS number 81-761
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elofsson S.A., Gamberale F., Hindmarsh T., Iregren A., Isaksson A., Johnsson I., Knave B., Lydahl E., Mindus P., Persson H.E., Philipson B., Steby M., Struwe G., S÷derman E., Wennberg A., WidÚn L.
Title Exposure to organic solvents - A cross-sectional epidemiologic investigation on occupationally exposed car and industrial spray painters with special reference to the nervous system.
Bibliographic information Dec. 1980, Vol.6, No.4, p.239-273. Illus. 86 ref.
Abstract 80 spray painters with long-term low-level exposure were compared with 2 reference groups of 80 controls. Studies included psychiatric interviews, psychometric tests, neurological, neurophysiological and ophthalmological examination, and computed tomography of the brain. There were statistically significant differences between exposed workers and controls for psychiatric items relating to neurathenic syndrome and psychometric tests (reaction time, manual dexterity, perceptual speed, short-term memory). Most neurophysiological parameters measuring peripheral functions showed significant differences. Some differences were found in the results of ophthalmological examination and computed tomography. Exposure levels were well below Swedish exposure limits.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; motor vehicle industry; organic solvents; paint spraying
Descriptors (secondary) cataract; neurasthenia; nervous conduction; comparative study; long-term exposure; radiological changes; psychological tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Diseases of the nervous system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry