This study explored the effects of occupational exposure to solvents and noise on hearing.
Interviews and hearing tests were conducted for printing and paint manufacturing workers.
The experimental groups included unexposed (N=50) workers and workers exposed to noise (N=50), noise and toluene (N=51), or an organic solvent mixture (N=39).
The risk of hearing loss was greater for the exposed groups than for the unexposed group.
The adjusted relative risk estimates were four times greater [95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.4-12.2] for the noise group, 11 times greater (95% CI 4.1-28.9) for the noise and toluene group, and five times greater (95% CI 1.4-17.5) for the solvent-mixture group.
Mots-clés Pascal : Surdité, Toluène, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Solvant organique, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition, Bruit, Interaction, Homme, Imprimerie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Industrie peinture vernis, Audiométrie, Prévalence, Agent physique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hearing loss, Toluene, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Organic solvent, ENT disease, Auditory disorder, Noise, Interaction, Human, Printing plant, United States, North America, America, Paint and varnish industry, Audiometry, Prevalence, Physical agent
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Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 199406.