|Document ID (ISN)||76319|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Shih T.S., Hsieh A.T., Liao G.D., Chen Y.H., Liou S.H.
||Haematological and spermatotoxic effects of ethylene glycol monomethyl ether in copper clad laminate factories
||May 2000, Vol.57, No.5, p.348-352. 18 ref.
||Impregnation workers from factories using ethylene glycol monomethyl ether (EGME) as a solvent were evaluated for haematological and reproductive effects together with a control group with indirect exposure to EGME. Results showed that the haemoglobin, packed cell volume and red blood cell count among exposed male workers were significantly lower than among controls. The frequency of anaemia in the exposed group was also significantly higher (26.1% vs. 3.2%). The red blood cell count was negatively associated with air concentrations of EGME, and haemoglobin, packed cell volume and red blood cell count were negatively associated with urinary concentrations of methoxyacetic acid. The pH of semen in the exposed workers was lower than that of controls, but there were no significant differences in sperm count or morphology.
||antifertility effects; methoxyethanol; metalworking industry; haematotoxic effects; printed circuits
||anaemia; exposure evaluation; erythrocytes; dose-response relationship; determination in urine; haemoglobin level
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Taiwan (China)|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Antifertility and prenatal effects
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures