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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