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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
Noise Health 2002 Jan-Mar; 4(14):41-48
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
Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London, 330 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8EE, UK
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Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Hearing Loss
Noise & Health
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