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Document ID (ISN)61538
CIS number 94-194
ISSN - Serial title 0885-114X - Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Barsano C.P., Thomas J.A.
Title Endocrine disorders of occupational and environmental origin
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 1992, Vol.7, No.3, p.479-502. 258 ref.
Abstract The mechanisms of various industrial toxins in causing disease of the thyroid, testes, ovary and pancreas are reviewed. Toxins include: polyhalogenated biphenyls, polyhalogenated dibenzodioxins and dibenzofurans, organochlorine pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, hydroxyphenols and hydroxy pyridines, phthalates, lithium, iodine and radiation. The importance of medical surveillance in the workplace is emphasized in the light of the increasing numbers of women in industry and the associated potential reproductive risks.
Descriptors (primary) occupation disease relation; toxic substances; endocrine diseases
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; environmental pollution; literature survey; chlorinated dibenzodioxins; antifertility effects; iodine; polychlorinated biphenyls; aromatic hydrocarbons; lithium; chlorinated dibenzofurans; phthalates; pesticides; thyroid disorders; pancreatic diseases; testicular cancer; polycyclic hydrocarbons; gonadotropic effects; toxic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Endocrine diseases