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ID (ISN) del documento38685
Número CIS 82-2055
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1982
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bælun J., Andersen T., Mølhave L.
Título Acute and subacute symptoms among workers in the printing industry
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1982, Vol.39, No.1, p.70-75. Illus. 10 ref.
Resumen Report of a study of vision, respiratory, neurological and olfactory symptoms in 52 male printers exposed to a wide range of chemical, products including highly volatile organic solvents, and 52 controls. The printers had significantly more eye, respiratory and neurological (vision disorders, vertigo, headache) symptoms than controls and complained more frequently of abdominal pain and flatulence. The symptoms showed no relation to age or length of employment, but neurological and general symptoms were related to shift work. Although exposure levels of dust and organic solvents were well below required threshold values, symptom number and magnitude exceeded acceptable levels and the possibility of additive effects is suggested. It is proposed that use of the most toxic solvents be abandoned, that the total quantity of solvents be reduced, and that ventilation be improved.
Descriptores (primarios) imprenta; morbilidad; disolventes orgánicos; substancias nocivas; alteraciones de la salud
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos tóxicos; trabajo por turnos; estudio comparado; efectos neurológicos; sinergismo; síntomas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Papel, artes gráficas
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Printing, photography and photocopying industry