|Document ID (ISN)||44575|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Van Sittert N.J., De Jong G., Clare M.G., Davies R., Dean B.J., Wren L.J., Wright A.S.
||Cytogenetic, immunological, and haematological effects in workers in an ethylene oxide manufacturing plant
||Jan. 1985, Vol.42, No.1, p.19-26. 21 ref.
||Samples of blood were collected over a period of up to 14 years from 36 workers engaged in ethylene oxide (EO) manufacture and from 35 matched controls. There was a small positive correlation between length of employment in EO manufacturing and frequency of chromosome breaks and with the percentage of neutrophils in a differential white blood cell count. There was a small negative correlation between length of employment and the percentage of lymphocytes. None of these correlations had a significance for health. No correlations were found between EO exposure and the other biological parameters investigated.
||ethylene oxide; chromosome changes; biological effects; immunology; haematological effects
||lymphocytes; long-term study; neutrophil changes
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures