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Document ID (ISN)47438
CIS number 87-167
ISSN - Serial title 0016-9900 - Gigiena i sanitarija
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Garas'ko E.V., Brodilo L.I., Zaripova E.P.
Title Effectiveness of vitamin supplements and ultraviolet irradiation on women operating sewing machines
Original title Ėffektivnost' dopolnitel'noj vitaminizacii i ul'trafioletovogo oblučenija rabotnic švejnogo ceha [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1985, No.8, p.83-84. 8 ref.
Abstract An erythaema dose of ultraviolet light (5.5 milliequivalent radium/m2) was administered to 95 women during the fall, winter and early spring (8h/day). Vitamin supplements were provided for 4 months (1 Dec.-31 Mar.). The vitamin dose was adjusted to take account of each subject's job. Clinical examination and tests showed that vitamin supplementation improved the overall state of health of the workers, decreased the fragility of capillaries in their skins and increased the light sensitivity of their visual analysers. The activity of their immune systems was also increased. However, hypovitaminosis was only reduced, not eliminated. It is recommended that vitamin supplementation be administered throughout the winter and spring (Dec.-May).
Descriptors (primary) ultraviolet prophylaxis; vitamins; winter; manufacture of textile goods; sewing; women; nutrition
Descriptors (secondary) human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Clothing and finished textile products industry
Natural phenomena