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Document ID (ISN)66507
CIS number 96-872
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Murata K., Araki S., Yokoyama K., Nomiyama K., Nomiyama H., Tao Y.X., Liu S.J.
Title Autonomic and central nervous system effects of lead in female glass workers in China
Bibliographic information Aug. 1995, Vol.28, No.2, p.233-244. Illus. 47 ref.
Abstract Autonomic and central nervous system functions were measured in 36 female lead-exposed workers and in a nonexposed control group. Measurements included electrocardiographic R-R interval variability (CVRR) and visual and brainstem auditory evoked potentials (VEP and BAEP). All parameters of autonomic nervous system function except heart rate were significantly depressed in the exposed workers compared with the nonexposed group. The exposed group also had more complaints of subjective symptoms. No significant differences in either VEP or BAEP latencies were found between the two groups. It is suggested that autonomic nervous function is more susceptible to lead than are visual and auditory nervous functions; lead affects sympathetic activity more strongly than parasympathetic activity.
Descriptors (primary) neurotoxic effects; China; glass industry; women; lead
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests; central nervous system; autonomic nervous system; electrocardiography; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceChina; Japan
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Glass, pottery and related materials
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances