|Document ID (ISN)||43569|
|ISSN - Serial title
||Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
|Convention or series no.
||Turbin E.V., Aldyreva M.V., Milkov L.E.
||Changes in some nervous system parameters in workers exposed to phthalate plasticisers
||Izmenenie nekotoryh pokazatelej nervnoj sistemy u rabotajuščih v kontakte s ftalatnymi plastifikatorami [in Russian]|
||Apr. 1983, No.4, p.46-48. 4 ref.
||Workers in the production of artificial leather had reduced skin sensitivity and neuromuscular excitability in their lower legs, which was correlated with exposure to low concentrations of phthalate plasticisers. Changes in sensory threshold were seen in workers with less than 5 years' seniority, and increased thresholds and latencies of a foot-flexion reflex were seen in workers with more prolonged contact with the plasticisers. Measurement of the thresholds of sensory and motor reactions can thus reveal early (subclinical) changes in the body.
||neurotoxic effects; plasticizers; plastics industry; phthalates
||reflex modifications; exposure tests; length of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
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