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Document ID (ISN)40229
CIS number 83-1382
ISSN - Serial title 0047-1879 - Japanese Journal of Industrial Health - Sangyō-Igaku
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takeuchi Y., Ono Y., Hisanaga N., Iwata M., Okutani H., Matsumoto T., Gotoh M., Fukaya Y., Ueno K., Seki T., Mizuno S.
Title Environmental and health surveys on car repair workers exposed to organic solvents
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.24, p.305-313. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract 25 painters and 22 non-exposed controls were studied in 7 car repair workshops. 23 solvents were analysed by gas chromatography. Toluene was the commonest constituent, followed by xylene and ethyl benzene. Short-term concentrations in the workers' breathing zone during painting were above the TLV in 10 of 14 workers. TWAs measured by personal monitoring were below the TLV in 12 of 13 of them (average approx. 38% of the Japanese TLV). Painters had more complaints of drunkenness, light-headedness and sore throat, diarrhoea, epigastric discomfort, dullness of extremities and dizziness than the control group.
Descriptors (primary) painting; coachwork; vehicle repair and servicing; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Surface treatment
Road transportation
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry