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Document ID (ISN)59978
CIS number 93-601
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Reiche K., Müller C., Börngen K.
Title Partial reversibility of morphological and functional changes of the nasal mucosa after termination of long-term exposure to formaldehyde
Original title Partielle Reversibilität der morphologischen und funktionellen Veränderungen der Nasenschleimhaut nach Beendigung langjähriger Exposition gegenüber Formaldehyd [in German]
Bibliographic information 1992, Vol.42, No.5, p.182-186. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract In comparison to a non-exposed control group, mucociliary clearance was impaired in 50% and olfactory function in about 30% of 18 workers in a felt manufacturing plant. The workers had been exposed to formaldehyde for an average of 11.3 years. Reexamination of 6 workers 1 year after termination of the exposure to formaldehyde yielded evidence of metaplastic changes returning to normal.
Descriptors (primary) formaldehyde; nose; manufacture of textile goods; long-term exposure; cytological effects; mucous membranes
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study; olfaction
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aldehydes
Clothing and finished textile products industry