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  1. Internal load of aluminium and the central nervous system function of aluminum welders.

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    Because the brain is the recognized target organ for aluminum toxicity, internal aluminum load and central nervous system functions were investigated among aluminum welders in a shipyard, METHODS - Seventeen male welders with a mean age of 37 (range 24-48) years and a history of about four years of metal inert-gas welding on aluminum were the subjects.

    Aluminum in serum (S-Al) and urine (U-Al) was analyzed with graphite-furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry.

    Central nervous system functions were examined with neuropsychological tests, symptom and mood questionnaires, quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG), and P300 evoked responses, RESULTS - The mean S-Al concentration was 0.21 (range 0.03-0.64) mumol. l-1 and the mean U-Al was 2.8 (range 0.9-6.1) mumol l-1.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Aluminium, Métal, Exposition professionnelle, Soudage, Chantier naval, Homme, Toxicité, Système nerveux central pathologie, Test neuropsychologique, Electroencéphalographie, Taux, Urine, Sérum, Relation concentration activité, Médecine travail, Electrodiagnostic, Système nerveux pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Aluminium, Metal, Occupational exposure, Welding, Shipyard, Human, Toxicity, Central nervous system disease, Neuropsychological test, Electroencephalography, Rate, Urine, Serum, Activity concentration relation, Occupational medicine, Electrodiagnosis, Nervous system diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0636551

    Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 09/06/1995.