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  1. Has the Scandinavian solvent syndrome controversy been solved ?

    Article - En anglais

    This article discusses the « Scandinavian solvent syndrome » and reviews epidemiologic studies on occupational solvent exposure and two related outcomes.

    High cumulative exposure to organic solvents in the 1960-1970s was related to early retirement from neuropsychiatric disorders, but solvent exposure alone was an unlikely cause of more severe dementia conditions.

    Heavy alcohol consumption seemed to modify the effect on solvent-related brain disorders strongly, but no reports exist of alcohol consumption as a confounding factor.

    Many cross-sectional and experimental studies support functional impairment from high solvent exposure.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Solvant organique, Epidémiologie, Exposition professionnelle, Démence, Toxicité, Alcoolisme, Article synthèse, Médecine travail, Homme, Encéphale pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Système nerveux pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organic solvent, Epidemiology, Occupational exposure, Dementia, Toxicity, Alcoholism, Review, Occupational medicine, Human, Cerebral disorder, Central nervous system disease, Nervous system diseases

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

    Cote : 95-0011684

    Code Inist : 002B03L04. Création : 09/06/1995.