A cross-sectional survey of neurobehavioral effects of chronic solvent exposure on workers in a paint manufacturing plant.
International symposium on neurobehavioral methods and effects in occupational and environmental health. Tokyo (JPN), 1991/07/08.
Neurobehavioral impairments in 84 workers with long-term exposure to organic solvents in a paint manufacturing plant were examined cross sectionally.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Neurobehavioral Core Test Battery, the NES-2 computerized battery, and four additional South African tests were used.
Exposure to solvents was determined by using company industrial hygiene data as well as from an industrial hygiene survey of current total solvent levels in air.
Indexes for cumulative exposure and average lifetime intensity of exposure were calculated for groups of homogeneously exposed workers in each department.
Exposure levels were below the ACGIH threshold limit values.
Mots-clés Pascal : Solvant organique, Industrie peinture vernis, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Toxicité, Chronique, Psychométrie, Test neuropsychologique, Epidémiologie, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Pays en développement, Etude transversale, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organic solvent, Paint and varnish industry, Occupational exposure, Human, Toxicity, Chronic, Psychometrics, Neuropsychological test, Epidemiology, South Africa, Africa, Developing countries, Cross sectional study, Nervous system diseases
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