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Document ID (ISN)47236
CIS number 86-1934
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 1986
Convention or series no. Fiche médico-technique No.15
Author(s) Dally S.
Title Solvents and organic mental illnesses
Original title Solvants et troubles mentaux organiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Apr. 1986, No.25, p.11-16. 51 ref.
Abstract Definition of organic mental illness. Description of such illnesses reported in the literature: methodology, retrospective studies, occupational groups concerned (painters, in particular), studies of certain solvents (carbon disulfide, kerosene, toluene and xylenes, white spirit, trichloroethylene, other solvents). Difficulties in transferring epidemiological results to clinical studies. Methods of research (psychometric tests, electrophysiological methods, scanners, measurement of blood flow in the brain).
Descriptors (primary) ethanol; alcoholism; occupational medicine; mental disorders; organic solvents; diseases of nervous system
Descriptors (secondary) trichloroethylene; toluene; epidemiologic study; xylene; white spirit
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Alcohol and drug abuse