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Prevalence of disease among vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride workers.

Authors
Lilis-R; Anderson-H; Nicholson-WJ; Daum-S; Fischbein-AS; Selikoff-IJ
Source
Ann NY Acad Sci 1975 Jan; 246:22-41
NIOSHTIC No.
00036628
Abstract
Results are reported of a 1974 survey of workers currently employed in a vinyl chloride polymerization plant, including the entire current production work force. Data are given for acroosteolysis, bone changes, skin biopsy pathology, evidence of liver damage in PVC- exposed workers, age distribution, symptoms of acute overexposure, clinical signs and symptoms of abnormal peripheral circulation, Raynaud's syndrome, Allen test, pseudoclubbing of fingers, skin changes, pain in joints of fingers and hands, hypertension, abnormal urine findings, hepatosplenomegaly, abnormal liver function tests, and significant alcohol intake and liver changes among 354 vinyl chloride exposed workers.
Keywords
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Chlorinated-hydrocarbons; PM9002862; Polymers; Plastics-industry; Bone-cancer; Lung-cancer; Skin-cancer; Symptomatology; Clinical-tests; Blood-disorders; Liver-disorders; Cardiovascular-system-disorders
Contact
Community Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Avenue and 100 Street New York, N Y 10029
CODEN
ANYAA9
CAS No.
75-01-4
Publication Date
19750131
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
629948
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-00320
ISSN
0077-8923
Source Name
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
State
NY
Performing Organization
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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