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Document ID (ISN)45692
CIS number 86-478
ISSN - Serial title 0042-4668 - Vestnik otorinolaringologii
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Drozdov V.N.
Title State of the upper respiratory tract in industrial workers exposed to vapours of nickel sulfate
Original title Sostojanie verhnih dyhatel'nyh putej u rabočih promyšlennyh predprijatij pri vozdejstvii parov sernokislogo nikelja [in Russian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1984, p.56-58. 1 ref.
Abstract Study of 38 workers engaged in electrochemical nickel plating. Although nickel sulfate vapour in the air of the shop was well below the maximum allowable concentration, 25 of the workers had complaints of nasal discharge, sneezing, dryness and obstructions in the throat. Tissue abnormalities were found in the noses and larynxes of 34 workers, with allergic reactions being most common. All types of pathology observed, except chronic tonsillitis, were more frequent than in a control group. Whereas the frequency of chronic rhinitis was about the same at all age and seniority levels, allergic changes in the upper respiratory mucosae increased in frequency with length of service.
Descriptors (primary) nickel sulfate; irritation; electroplating; upper respiratory diseases; allergies
Descriptors (secondary) rhinitis; tissue damage; length of exposure; tonsillitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances