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Document ID (ISN)70215
CIS number 97-1976
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Friis L., Norbńck D., Edling C.
Title Occurrence of neuropsychiatric symptoms at low levels of occupational exposure to organic solvents and relationships to health, lifestyle and stress
Bibliographic information July/Sep. 1997, Vol.3, No.3, p.184-189. 28 ref.
Abstract The prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in 54 iron ore miners under notice of dismissal and in 124 age-matched controls was investigated. Several common factors influenced the prevalence of symptoms: occupational exposure to relatively low levels of organic solvents; illness demanding regular medication; alcohol consumption; and stressful life events such as job loss. The influences on neuropsychiatric symptoms of common exposures other than solvent exposure should be considered in studies of neurotoxic effects in solvent-exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) neuropsychic effects; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; alcoholism; questionnaire survey; social aspects; unemployment; mining industry; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Alcohol and drug abuse
Diseases of the nervous system