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Document ID (ISN)46186
CIS number 86-1073
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Campbell D.D., Lockey J.E., Petajan J., Gunter B.J., Rom W.N.
Title Health effects among refrigeration repair workers exposed to fluorocarbons
Bibliographic information Feb. 1986, Vol.43, No.2, p.107-111. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract A study of 27 refrigeration repair workers (intermittently exposed to fluorocarbons and their thermal decomposition products) and of 14 controls revealed no differences in nerve conduction velocities between the 2 groups. There were no differences either in the incidence of physiological or psychological symptoms, except that the exposed group had a significantly higher incidence of palpitations and lightheadedness. In a 3-year follow-up study of 8 refrigeration repair workers, there were no clinical neurological or electroneurophysiological abnormalities.
Descriptors (primary) refrigerating equipment; refrigerants; neuropsychic effects; neurological effects; fluorinated hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; nervous conduction
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Fluorocarbons
Diseases of the nervous system
Halogenated hydrocarbons