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Título: Analysis of the combined exposure to noise and ototoxic substances—pilot study
Autor: Lopes, Marta
Tomé, David
Carmo, Paulo Cardoso do
Rodrigues, M. A.
Neves, Paula
Palavras-chave: Ototoxic
Pilot study
Noise
Combined exposure
Data: 2013
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Relatório da Série N.º: Occupational Safety and Hygiene; Chapter 82
Resumo: Abstract: Ototoxic substances have been associated to damage of the auditory system, and its effects are potentiated by noise exposure. The present study aims at analyzing auditory changes from combined exposure to noise and organic solvents, through a pilot study in the furniture industry sector. Audiological tests were performed on 44 workers, their levels of exposure to toluene, xylene and ethylbenzene were determined and the levels of noise exposure were evaluated. The results showed that workers are generally exposed to high noise levels and cabin priming filler and varnish sector workers have high levels of exposure to toluene. However, no hearing loss was registered among the workers. Workers exposed simultaneously to noise and ototoxic substances do not have a higher degree of hearing loss than those workers exposed only to noise. Thus, the results of this study did not show that the combined exposure to noise and the organic solvent is associated with hearing disorders.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/3335
ISBN: 978-1-138-00047-6
Versão do Editor: http://www.crcnetbase.com/doi/abs/10.1201/b14391-95
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