Nervous system dysfunction among workers with long-term exposure to manganese.
Neurological disorders, bearing many similarities to Parkinson's disease, have been associated with environmental and occupational exposure to manganese (Mn).
To document early nervous system dysfunction associated with long-term exposure to Mn, a battery of neurofunctional tests was administered to workers employed in Mn alloy production.
Study participation was 95% (n=115).
A matched pair design was used; actively working men, with no history of workplace exposure to neurotoxins, were recruited from the region as referents.
Matching was done on the variables: age (+-3 years), educational level (+-2 years), smoking status, and number of children.
Mots-clés Pascal : Manganèse, Métal lourd, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Système nerveux pathologie, Test neuropsychologique, Psychométrie, Chronique, Epidémiologie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Manganese, Heavy metal, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, Nervous system diseases, Neuropsychological test, Psychometrics, Chronic, Epidemiology, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0264620
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.