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Document ID (ISN)68108
CIS number 96-2106
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Demers P.A., Schade W.J., Demers R.Y.
Title Lymphocytopenia and occupational exposures among pattern and model makers
Bibliographic information Apr. 1994, Vol.20, No.2, p.107-112. 24 ref.
Abstract This study was performed to examine the relationship between a high prevalence of lymphocytopenia observed during a cancer screening programme for pattern and model makers, and 15 occupational exposures. Elevated risks were associated with exposure to epoxy resins and plastic dusts after adjustment for age and smoking status. No clear associations were found with duration of exposure or percentage of time potentially exposed. While firm conclusions cannot be drawn, the strongest associations observed in this study were for exposure to epoxy resins, wood and plastic dusts coming way behind.
Descriptors (primary) epoxy resins; lymphocytes; exposure tests; cancer; motor vehicle industry; pattern and model making
Descriptors (secondary) plastics; respirable dust; comparative study; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Biological monitoring