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A study on the neurobehavioral effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents in Korean workers.
Environ Res. 1993 Feb; 60(2):227-32.ER

Abstract

In order to investigate the neurobehavioral effects in workers occupationally exposed to organic solvents in Korea using WHO neurobehavioral core test battery (NCTB), a cross-sectional study of 113 male car painters and printers and 81 controls was conducted. Among the seven tests of the NCTB, only four tests--simple reaction time, Santa Ana dexterity, digit symbol, and Benton visual retention tests--were administered to the subjects because of time limitations. Painters and printers were exposed mainly to toluene, xylenes, and methyl ethyl ketone and often to solvent mixtures. The range of the solvent exposure level was 0.10-2.29 of hygienic effect. Poorer performance of Benton visual retention in the exposed group when compared to the control group was found after controlling confounders. No exposure-dependent effect was found. Further investigation with a matched control group regarding confounding factors is required for conclusive results.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Preventive Medicine, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8472651

Citation

Lee, S H., and S H. Lee. "A Study On the Neurobehavioral Effects of Occupational Exposure to Organic Solvents in Korean Workers." Environmental Research, vol. 60, no. 2, 1993, pp. 227-32.
Lee SH, Lee SH. A study on the neurobehavioral effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents in Korean workers. Environ Res. 1993;60(2):227-32.
Lee, S. H., & Lee, S. H. (1993). A study on the neurobehavioral effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents in Korean workers. Environmental Research, 60(2), 227-32.
Lee SH, Lee SH. A Study On the Neurobehavioral Effects of Occupational Exposure to Organic Solvents in Korean Workers. Environ Res. 1993;60(2):227-32. PubMed PMID: 8472651.
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