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Document ID (ISN)67865
CIS number 96-2090
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9942 - Archives of Neurology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Strickland D., Smith S.A., Dolliff G., Goldman L., Roelofs R.I.
Title Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and occupational history: A pilot case-control study
Bibliographic information Aug. 1996, Vol.53, p.730-733. 11 ref.
Abstract In this study 25 patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 25 controls were assessed. The strongest association with ALS was exposure to welding or soldering materials (OR=5.0) and work in the welding industry (OR=5.3). Perhaps the most obvious candidate for causing agent from materials used in welding and soldering is lead. Other suggestions of risk were seen in paint and pigment manufacturing, shipbuilding, electroplating and the dairy industry. More research is needed to obtain more definite conclusions.
Descriptors (primary) lead; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; welding and cutting; soldering and brazing; welding fumes; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) case-control study; USA
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Inorganic substances
Surface treatment
Welding and cutting
Lead and compounds