|Document ID (ISN)||65137|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Lagerkvist B.J., Zetterlund B.
||Assessment of exposure to arsenic among smelter workers: A five-year follow-up
||Apr. 1994, Vol.25, No.4, p.477-488. 38 ref.
||Studies of copper smelter workers exposed to arsenic dust for 13-45 years were carried out in 1982 and 1987. In both studies, peripheral nerve conduction velocities (NCVs) were significantly lower than in a matching reference group; there was a significant negative correlation between estimated total absorption of arsenic and NCVs in peripheral nerves. The differences in NCVs between the groups had increased during the follow-up period, although exposure to arsenic was lower. The data indicate that the adverse effects of arsenic on the peripheral nerves is dependent on long-term exposure rather than on short-term fluctuations in exposure levels.
||nervous conduction disorders; peripheral nerves; smelting plants; arsenic
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Sweden|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Smelting and refining operations
Arsenic and compounds