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ID (ISN) del documento58802
Número CIS 92-1628
ISSN - Título de la serie 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ruijten M.W.M.M., Verberk M.M., Sallé H.J.A.
Título Nerve function in workers with long term exposure to trichloroethene
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1991, Vol.48, No.2, p.87-92. Illus. 19 ref.
Resumen Certain functions of the nervous system were compared between 31 printing workers (mean age 44) exposed to trichloroethene (trichloroethylene) (mean duration 16 years) and 28 controls (mean age 45). The mean cumulative exposure of the exposed workers was 704ppm x years. For the assessment of the exposure effect relation a multiple linear regression model was used. In the sural nerve the conduction velocity was reduced and the refractory period was prolonged. The latency of masseter, but not of the blink reflex, was increased. No impairment was found in the functions of motor and autonomic nerves. Thus, refractory period may be a sensitive indicator of preclinical toxic neuropathies. Long-term exposure to trichloroethene at threshold limit values (about 35ppm) may slightly affect the trigeminal and sural nerves.
Descriptores (primarios) efectos neurotóxicos; exposición de larga duración; tricloroetileno; imprenta
Descriptores (secundarios) tests de las funciones del sistema nervioso; propiedades acumulativas; medida de la frecuencia cardíaca; velocidad de conducción
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaPaíses Bajos
Tema(s) Sustancias tóxicas y peligrosas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos químicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the nervous system
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Printing, photography and photocopying industry