|Document ID (ISN)||53216|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Skyberg K., Hansteen I.L., Jelmert ě., R°nneberg A.
||A cytogenic and haematological investigation of oil exposed workers in a Norwegian cable manufacturing company
||Nov. 1989, Vol.46, No.11, p.791-798. 23 ref.
||Cytogenetic and haematological parameters were studied in 31 oil exposed workers and 31 office workers matched for age and smoking, all men employed by a Norwegian cable manufacturing company. Information was obtained about tobacco and alcohol consumption, infections, allergies, chronic diseases, use of medicines, and exposure to radiography. A decrease in the absolute lymphocyte counts was observed in the most heavily exposed subgroup (p < 0.05) but no other significant differences were found between exposed workers and referents. The influence of non-occupational variables on the cytogenetic parameters was studied by stepwise multiple linear regression analysis. The frequency of sister chromatid exchanges appeared to be influenced by smoking history (p < 0.05) and season of sampling ( p < 0.01) and, if season was excluded, by age (p < 0.05) and current smoking (p < 0.05). The number of cells with chromosomal aberrations increased with age (p < 0.05) and lymphocyte count ( p < 0.05), whereas the frequency of stable rearrangements was negatively correlated with current smoking (p < 0.01).
||lubricants; ropes; electrical industry; haematological effects; genetic effects
||Norway; smoking; comparative study; cytogenetic studies; blood cytology
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects