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Document ID (ISN)75127
CIS number 00-1063
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chen R., Dick F., Seaton A.
Title Health effects of solvent exposure among dockyard painters: Mortality and neuropsychological symptoms
Bibliographic information June 1999, Vol.56, No.6, p.383-387. Illus. 28 ref.
Abstract A mortality study of 1292 male painters who had worked in a dockyard in Scotland for ≥ 1 year between 1950 and 1992 comprised a nested cross-sectional study of 953 surviving painters from the cohort and 953 male non-painters randomly selected from the local population together with a case-control study of those with high symptom scores. Mortality, symptoms and risks associated with painting, adjusting for age, education, smoking, alcohol and personality were measured. Standardized mortality ratios were not signficantly increased. Among the 260 surviving painters and 539 community controls who responded to the questionnaire, there was a significant excess of symptoms among painters; adjusted relative risk (RR) increased significantly with increasing symptom score. These RRs suggested an exposure-response relation.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; painting; neuropsychic effects; organic solvents; shipyards
Descriptors (secondary) hazard evaluation; questionnaire survey; cohort study; frequency rates; neurological effects; dose-response relationship; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Surface treatment