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Document ID (ISN)43111
CIS number 85-126
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Smith D.M.
Title Ethylene thiourea: thyroid function in two groups of exposed workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1984, Vol.41, No.3, p.362-366. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Clinical examinations and thyroid function tests were carried out over a 3-year period on 8 process workers and 5 mixers working with ethylene thiourea, and on matched controls. The exposed mixers, but not the process workers, had significantly lower levels of total thyroxine than the controls. One mixer had a significantly raised level of thyroid stimulating hormone.
Descriptors (primary) chemical industry; thyroid function; thyroid disorders; ethylenethiourea
Descriptors (secondary) vulcanization accelerators; mixing, kneading; thyroxine; hormones
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Endocrine diseases
Chemical industry