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Document ID (ISN)66856
CIS number 96-802
ISSN - Serial title 0944-6052 - Arbeitsmedizin - Sozialmedizin - Umweltmedizin
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Muttray A., Konietzko J.
Title Perturbations of the sense of smell caused by chemicals at work
Original title Störungen des Riechvermögens durch und für Arbeitsstoffe [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1994, Vol.29, No.10, p.409-413. 43 ref.
Abstract The work and exposure histories and results of the medical examinations of three victims of anosmia (loss of smell) are described. The chemicals involved in causing the loss of smell were acetone, cyclohexanone, dichloromethane and tetrahydrofuran in the case of a plumber whose work involved installing and repairing plastic pipes in water treatment plants. Mixtures of organic solvents and non-occupational factors led to loss of smell in the case of a painter. Chromates or solvents were involved in the case of a worker in the chromium plating department of a shock-absorber manufacturing plant.
Descriptors (primary) metal coating; painting; plumbing; chemical hazards; motor vehicle industry; loss of smell
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; tetrahydrofuran; cyclohexanone; dichloromethane; acetone; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of other sense organs (other than the eye and the ears)
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Surface treatment