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Document ID (ISN)51725
CIS number 89-921
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kolpakov I.E., Soboleva L.P.
Title Functional changes in the cardiorespiratory system of workers engaged in zinc production
Original title Funkcional'nye izmenenija kardiorespiratornoj sistemy u rabotajuščih s cinebom [in Russian]
Bibliographic information June 1987, No.6, p.35-38. 8 ref.
Abstract Medical examinations of 170 workers aged 24-50 engaged in zineb (zinc ethylenebisdithiocarbamate) production revealed cholinergic reactions of the cardiovascular system in workers with up to 6 years of exposure to this fungicide. After 6-10 years adrenergic reactions were observed in those working in contact with zineb. Hypertension was much more common among men than among women, whereas hypotonia was rare among men but frequently encountered among women. Repetitive bronchospasm was observed at early and late stages of exposure. Concrete medical prophylactic measures are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) zineb; exposure evaluation; fungicides
Descriptors (secondary) dangerous substances; smoking; sex-linked differences; medical examinations; cardiotoxic effects; pneumotoxic effects; length of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Exposure evaluation