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Document ID (ISN)67352
CIS number 96-1399
ISSN - Serial title 0387-821X - Journal of UOEH
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Onishi A., Mori K., Koriyama K., Miyata M., Murai Y., Ikeda M.
Title Application of neurobehavioural tests in an automotive parts factory
Original title Mansei yūkiyozai bakuro-sha e no shikei kōdōgakuteki kensa hō no ōyō [in Japanese]
Bibliographic information 28 June 1995, Vol.17, No.3, p.165-172. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Three neurobehavioural tests and the Profile of Mood States (POMS) questionnaire (parts of the WHO neurobehavioural core test battery) were administered to 106 workers engaged in the manufacture of automotive parts; 61 were chronically exposed to organic solvents, 45 were not. The exposed workers had lower scores than their unexposed peers in perceptual-motor performance tests, but not in a memory test. There was a positive correlation between the "fatigue" score on the POMS test and perceptual-motor performance. No correlation was found between urinary hippuric acid levels and test scores.
Descriptors (primary) organic solvents; motor vehicle industry; neurological effects; long-term exposure
Descriptors (secondary) nervous function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the nervous system