Lymphocytopenia and occupational exposures among pattern and model makers.
The study was performed to examine the relationship between a high prevalence of lymphocytopenia observed during a cancer screening program for pattern and model makers, who produce industrial prototypes and patterns, and 15 occupational exposures.
The cases (N=83) were workers with lymphocyte counts of less than 1000, while the referents (N=529) had counts of 1500 or higher.
Exposures at the current workplace, and at up to 19 previous pattern and model shops, were assessed with the use of a questionnaire.
Elevated risks were associated with exposure to epoxy resins [odds ratio (OR) 1.94, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.02-3.70) and plastic dusts (OR 2.60, 95% CI 1.19-5.68) after adjustment for age and smoking status.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lymphocyte, Epoxyde résine, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Immunité, Immunopathologie, Maquette, Hémopathie, Maquettiste, Lymphocytopénie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lymphocyte, Epoxy resin, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Immunity, Immunopathology, Demonstration model, Hemopathy
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0371124
Code Inist : 002B19D. Création : 199406.