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Human occupational behavioral toxicology.
Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Environmental Toxicology, Dayton, Ohio, November 18-20, 1980. Dayton, OH: Air Force Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, 1981 Jun; :61-71
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of one aspect of behavioral toxicology, occupational behavioral toxiology. The content of this paper will therefore be restricted to investigations of humans exposed to chemicals of occupational relevance. In addition, the emphasis will be on human workplace investigations. As stated previously, this paper will present an overview of occupational behavioral toxicology. As the term is used in this paper, occupational behavioral toxicology refers to human laboratory and workplace investigations, and for which the concern is the effect of industrial chemicals on behavior. As the term is used in this paper, occupational behavioral toxicology refers to human laboratory and workplace investigations, and for which the concern is the effect of industrial chemicals on behavior. Also, it should be understood that "behavior" is used in its broadest sense, i.e., can include: a) human performance on structured performance tasks; b) subject's responses on measures of subjective distress scales (e. g. , personality inventories), or; c) observations made by clinicians of abnormal behavior. The intent of this paper is to acquaint the reader with the following: types of occupational behavioral toxicology studies, problems and limitations of such studies, and future directions for occupational behavioral toxicology.
Occupational-psychology; Behavioral-tests; Toxicology; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Epidemiology; Neurotoxic-effects; Psychological-testing; Psychological-effects; Behavioral-disorders; Behavior-patterns
Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference on Environmental Toxicology, Dayton, Ohio, November 18-20, 1980
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