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Document ID (ISN)67151
CIS number 96-1408
ISSN - Serial title 1219-1221 - Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pelclová D., Urban P., Preiss J., Lukáš E., Pícková J., Žukov I., Weinstein C., Haas T.
Title Chronic occupational intoxication with toluene in rotogravure printers
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.2, No.1, p.3-11. 32 ref.
Internet access 96-1408.pdf [in English]
Abstract Five rotogravure printers with an average of 18 years exposure to toluene (mean concentration 250ppm) experienced repeated feelings of inebriation during the workshift with pseudohallucinations at increased toluene concentrations. Clinical neurological examination revealed no significant deviations from the norm. Electroneuromyography was negative in all of them. Slight abnormalities were observed in three electroencephalograms and in three visual evoked potentials. Detailed psychological examination revealed neuropsychological impairment in four workers. As a result of the examinations, three workers received occupational disease compensation.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; neurological effects; toluene
Descriptors (secondary) electroencephalographic changes; long-term exposure; photogravure printing; workmen's compensation; neuropsychic effects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCzech Republic
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry