|Document ID (ISN)||66507|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Murata K., Araki S., Yokoyama K., Nomiyama K., Nomiyama H., Tao Y.X., Liu S.J.
||Autonomic and central nervous system effects of lead in female glass workers in China
||Aug. 1995, Vol.28, No.2, p.233-244. Illus. 47 ref.
||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.
||neurotoxic effects; China; glass industry; women; lead
||nervous function tests; central nervous system; autonomic nervous system; electrocardiography; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||China; Japan|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the nervous system
Glass, pottery and related materials
Lead and compounds