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142. Occupational exposure to chemicals and hearing impairment.

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Title: 142. Occupational exposure to chemicals and hearing impairment.
Authors: Johnson, Ann-Christin
Morata, Thais C
Issue Date: 2010
Extent: 177p
Publication type: report
Publisher: Arbets- och miljömedicin, Göteborgs universitet
Organization: Arbetsmiljöverket
Series/Report no.: Arbete och Hälsa, Vetenskaplig skriftserie
Keywords: asphyxiant, auditory, hearing, metal, noise, occupational exposure
limit, ototoxic, PCB, pesticide, review, risk assessment, solvent
Abstract: Research conducted over the last two decades has brought attention to the ototoxicity of chemicals in the workplace and their interaction with noise. Chemicals that have been specifically studied for their ototoxicity include solvents, metals, asphyxiants, PCBs and pesticides. Noise exposure is particularly damaging to the cochlea, a part of the peripheral auditory system, whereas chemicals tend to affect both the cochlear structures and the central auditory system. Reduced blood flow and ... more
ISBN: 978-91-85971-21-3
ISSN: 0346-7821
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