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Document ID (ISN)43102
CIS number 85-121
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Oliver L.C., Weber R.P.
Title Chest pain in rubber chemical workers exposed to carbon disulphide and methaemoglobin formers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1984, Vol.41, No.3, p.296-304. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract This study of chest pain and/or coronary heart disease (CHD) was carried out on 94 rubber-chemical workers exposed to carbon disulfide (CS2) and methaemoglobin-forming aromatic amines, and on 87 controls. Matching the workers and controls for known CHD risk factors, the association between the chemicals and diseases studied could be measured. Chest pain and angina pectoris were significantly related to exposure. Abnormal ECGs were more numerous in the exposed group, but the difference was not significant. An acute effect of exposure on the heart cannot be demonstrated.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; heart diseases; aromatic amines; carbon disulfide
Descriptors (secondary) coronary diseases; long-term exposure; angina pectoris; electrocardiographic changes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Inorganic substances
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Aromatic amines
Chemical industry