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Document ID (ISN)43569
CIS number 85-468
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Turbin E.V., Aldyreva M.V., Milkov L.E.
Title Changes in some nervous system parameters in workers exposed to phthalate plasticisers
Original title Izmenenie nekotoryh pokazatelej nervnoj sistemy u rabotajuščih v kontakte s ftalatnymi plastifikatorami [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1983, No.4, p.46-48. 4 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; plasticizers; plastics industry; phthalates
Descriptors (secondary) reflex modifications; exposure tests; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Chemical industry
Esters and salts
Plastics industry