|Document ID (ISN)||67865|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9942 - Archives of Neurology
|Convention or series no.
||Strickland D., Smith S.A., Dolliff G., Goldman L., Roelofs R.I.
||Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and occupational history: A pilot case-control study
||Aug. 1996, Vol.53, p.730-733. 11 ref.
||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.
||lead; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; welding and cutting; soldering and brazing; welding fumes; electroplating
||case-control study; USA
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the nervous system
Welding and cutting
Lead and compounds