Industrial hazardous waste disposal and liver damage.
This study reports on the comparison of 48 workers dealing with the disposal of industrial hazardous wastes with 96 control workers who were not exposed to hepatotoxic substances.
In the presence of a physician, all subjects completed a clinical-history questionnaire.
They all underwent a general clinical examination and specific blood chemistry tests were performed.
In the exposed group it was found that the liver test values were higher than the controls (p=0.001), including total bilirubin (p=0.025), gamma-GT (p=0.028) and ALT (p=0.029).
The results suggest that the workers exposed to industrial hazardous wastes may suffer from sickness associated with liver.
It was suggested that the adopted protocol, which is easy to apply in the workplace, is a valid means of identifying subjects at risk.
Mots-clés Pascal : Décharge déchet, Déchet industriel, Elimination déchet, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Homme, Toxicité, Foie pathologie, Epidémiologie, Italie, Europe, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Waste dumping, Industrial waste, Waste disposal, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Human, Toxicity, Hepatic disease, Epidemiology, Italy, Europe, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0493534
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 22/03/2000.