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[Psychological and neurobehavioral effects of aluminum on exposed workers].
Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1998 Sep; 32(5):292-4.ZY

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore neurotoxicity and the changes in psychological and neurobehavioral functions in workers exposed to aluminum.

METHODS

Psychological status and neurobehavioral functions of 103 exposed workers and 64 controls were examined with Neurobehavioral Core Test Battery recommended by World Health Organization (WHO), and meanwhile, air concentrations of aluminum in the workplaces and urine levels of aluminum in the exposed workers were determined.

RESULTS

Urine levels of aluminum in the exposed workers were markedly higher than those in non-exposed controls, with a statistical significance. Scores for tension, depression, anger, fatigue and confusion in the workers exposed to aluminum for more than ten years were significantly more than those in non-exposed controls. Scores of the performance of Santa Ana, digit symbol and pursuit aiming in the former were significantly lower, and no other changes in psychological and behavioral functions was found in workers exposed for less than ten years, except for their scores of pursuit aiming.

CONCLUSION

Obvious changes in psychological status, neuromotor speed and their accuracy were observed in workers exposed to aluminum for a long term.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Occupational Health, Shanghai Medical University.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

chi

PubMed ID

10322775

Citation

Guo, G, et al. "[Psychological and Neurobehavioral Effects of Aluminum On Exposed Workers]." Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine], vol. 32, no. 5, 1998, pp. 292-4.
Guo G, Ma H, Wang X. [Psychological and neurobehavioral effects of aluminum on exposed workers]. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1998;32(5):292-4.
Guo, G., Ma, H., & Wang, X. (1998). [Psychological and neurobehavioral effects of aluminum on exposed workers]. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine], 32(5), 292-4.
Guo G, Ma H, Wang X. [Psychological and Neurobehavioral Effects of Aluminum On Exposed Workers]. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1998;32(5):292-4. PubMed PMID: 10322775.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Psychological and neurobehavioral effects of aluminum on exposed workers]. AU - Guo,G, AU - Ma,H, AU - Wang,X, PY - 1999/5/14/pubmed PY - 1999/5/14/medline PY - 1999/5/14/entrez SP - 292 EP - 4 JF - Zhonghua yu fang yi xue za zhi [Chinese journal of preventive medicine] JO - Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi VL - 32 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore neurotoxicity and the changes in psychological and neurobehavioral functions in workers exposed to aluminum. METHODS: Psychological status and neurobehavioral functions of 103 exposed workers and 64 controls were examined with Neurobehavioral Core Test Battery recommended by World Health Organization (WHO), and meanwhile, air concentrations of aluminum in the workplaces and urine levels of aluminum in the exposed workers were determined. RESULTS: Urine levels of aluminum in the exposed workers were markedly higher than those in non-exposed controls, with a statistical significance. Scores for tension, depression, anger, fatigue and confusion in the workers exposed to aluminum for more than ten years were significantly more than those in non-exposed controls. Scores of the performance of Santa Ana, digit symbol and pursuit aiming in the former were significantly lower, and no other changes in psychological and behavioral functions was found in workers exposed for less than ten years, except for their scores of pursuit aiming. CONCLUSION: Obvious changes in psychological status, neuromotor speed and their accuracy were observed in workers exposed to aluminum for a long term. SN - 0253-9624 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10322775/[Psychological_and_neurobehavioral_effects_of_aluminum_on_exposed_workers]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/occupationalhealth.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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