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Document ID (ISN)73519
CIS number 99-1585
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jang J.Y., Lee S.Y., Kim J.I., Park J.B., Lee K.J., Chung H. K.
Title Application of biological monitoring to the quantitative exposure assessment for neuropsychological effect by chronic exposure to organic solvents
Bibliographic information Mar. 1999, Vol.72, No.2, p.107-114. 57 ref.
Abstract Environmental and biological monitoring were carried out at a shipyard to evaluate the exposure of workers to organic solvents. Cumulative exposure and lifetime-weighted average exposure variables were developed with both environmental and biological monitoring data. A neuropsychological questionnaire and function tests were performed for confirmation of a disorder or dysfunction in attention, executive function, visuospatial and constructional abilities, learning and memory, and psychomotor function. The abnormal rate in neuropsychological diagnosis was 9.3% in the exposed group and 2.1% in the nonexposed group. The neuropsychological abnormal rate showed a significant dose-response association with cumulative exposure assessed with biological monitoring data. Topics: cognitive performance; determination in air; determination in urine; dose-response relationship; exposure evaluation; job-exposure relation; long-term exposure; neuropsychic effects; organic solvents; shipyards.
Descriptors (primary) shipyards; neuropsychic effects; exposure evaluation; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) cognitive performance; long-term exposure; determination in urine; job-exposure relation; determination in air; dose-response relationship
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceKorea, Republic of
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Exposure evaluation