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NoiseChem: an European Commission research project on the effects of exposure to noise and industrial chemicals on hearing and balance.
Prasher-D; Morata-T; Campo-P; Fechter-L; Johnson-AC; Lund-SP; Pawlas-K; Starck-J; Sulkowski-W; Sliwinska-Kowalska-M
Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2002 Jan; 15(1):5-11
Exposure to multiple physical and chemical agents is common in occupational environments but workplace hazards and occupational safety criteria for combined exposures are lacking. NoiseChem is an European Commission research project examining the effects of exposure to noise and chemicals on hearing and balance. Partners in Sweden, Finland, France, Denmark, UK and Poland with expert guidance from partners in the USA will examine workers and study the mechanisms of action in animals to determine the levels of risk associated with joint exposure to noise and solvents. This paper briefly outlines the project details.
Stress; Cardiovascular-disease; Fire-fighters; Occupational-hazards; Airborne-dusts; Agricultural-workers; Lung-disease; Asbestos-dust; Water-sampling; Noise-exposure; Noise; Hearing-loss; Solvent-vapors; Metals; Hearing-impairment; Author Keywords: Solvents; Noise; Multiple exposures; Hearing and balance
Prof. W.J. Sulkowski, M.D., Ph.D., ENT and Audiology Division, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, P.O. Box 199, 90-950 Lodz, Poland
108-88-3; 100-42-5; 1330-20-7; 79-01-6; 75-15-0
Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Hearing Loss
International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
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