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Document ID (ISN)65137
CIS number 95-1780
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lagerkvist B.J., Zetterlund B.
Title Assessment of exposure to arsenic among smelter workers: A five-year follow-up
Bibliographic information Apr. 1994, Vol.25, No.4, p.477-488. 38 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) nervous conduction disorders; peripheral nerves; smelting plants; arsenic
Descriptors (secondary) long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Smelting and refining operations
Arsenic and compounds
Inorganic substances