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Document ID (ISN)37667
CIS number 82-804
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Whorton M.D., Stubbs H.A., Obrinsky A., Milby T.H.
Title Testicular function of men occupationally exposed to para-tertiary butyl benzoic acid
Bibliographic information Sep. 1981, Vol.7, No.3, p.204-213. 6 ref.
Abstract 90 male volunteers involved in the manufacture, packaging and maintenance of equipment used in production of p-tert-butylbenzoic acid (TBBA) were compared with 103 male workers not exposed to any known testicular toxin. Exposure indexes were based on employment in the years prior to the installation of a scrubber system in 1964, prior to the introduction of personal protective practices, 1964-1978, and 1978-1979. Peak exposure concentration was 9.3mg/m3. Evaluations of sperm count, history of fathering children, and gonadotropin levels indicated that, at the exposure levels experienced, TBBA did not have a clinical or epidemiologic effect on testicular function.
Descriptors (primary) butylbenzoic acid; antifertility effects
Descriptors (secondary) spermatogenic disturbances; comparative study; gonadotropic effects; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects