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Prevalence of disease among vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride workers.
Lilis R; Anderson H; Nicholson WJ; Daum S; Fischbein AS; Selikoff IJ
Ann NY Acad Sci 1975 Jan; 246:22-41
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.
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
Community Medicine Mount Sinai School of Medicine Fifth Avenue and 100 Street New York, N Y 10029
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York
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