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Document ID (ISN)67705
CIS number 96-1761
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mitchell C.S., Shear M.S., Bolla K.I., Schwartz B.S.
Title Clinical evaluation of 58 organolead manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information Apr. 1996, Vol.38, No.4, p.372-378. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract 58 workers were evaluated clinically and through laboratory examinations for potential health effects related to organic and inorganic lead exposures. Workers reported symptoms that predominantly involved central (CNS) and peripheral (PNS) nervous systems. Findings for which no alternative medical explanations could be found included neurobehavioural abnormalities (18 out of 39 workers) and sensorimotor polyneuropathies (11 out of 31 workers). It was pointed out that this was a case series, not an epidemiological study, and that in these workers there was more of a CNS rather than a PNS involvement.
Descriptors (primary) lead; diseases of peripheral nervous system; diseases of central nervous system; organolead compounds
Descriptors (secondary) case study; symptoms; tetraethyllead; tetramethyllead
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Lead and compounds
Inorganic substances