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Document ID (ISN)66458
CIS number 96-695
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moen B.E., Hollund B.E., Torp S.
Title A descriptive study of health problems on car mechanics' hands
Bibliographic information Dec. 1995, Vol.45, No.6, p.318-322. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of 172 car mechanics, 14% reported white finger (Raynaud's phenomenon), 24% reported paraesthesias in the hands or arms, 41% reported dry skin on the hands, 46% reported hand eczema, and 28% had experienced more than 20 cuts on the hands during the previous year. Hand eczema, white finger and cuts on the hands were all associated with employment for less than 14 years as a car mechanic. Further surveillance of the working environment of car mechanics is required.
Descriptors (primary) Raynaud's phenomenon; eczema; hand injuries; paraesthesia; vehicle repair and servicing
Descriptors (secondary) length of exposure; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Road transportation
Skin diseases
Diseases of other sense organs (other than the eye and the ears)