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:: Volume 4, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2002) ::
J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2002, 4(2): 30-35 Back to browse issues page
Solvent exposure can cause neurobehavioral effect
S.Bahashti (M.D) , S.A.Sharifian (M.D) , R.Mahrdad (M.D) , SH.Hosseininia (M.D) * 1
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Solvent exposure can affect human health. It can cause different effects in different part of the body. One of the most important side effects is neurobehavioral symptom including mood disorders, short memory, and tiredness. To determine the frequency of neurobehavioral effects in patients of a car producing plant in Tehran and comparing them with other workers in the same plant whom was not being exposed to such solvents. All of car painters (78 persons) as our case group and 83 non-painters as our control group were selected by simple random sampling and neurobehavioral abnormality was assessed by Q16 questionnaire. Neurobehavioral disorders based on above questionnaire was observed in 46% of car painters vs. 36% of non-painters (P=0.10). The significant differences were observed in perspiration without any particular reason (Q8) and feeling irritated without any particular reason (Q4). There was not a significant difference in observed frequency of neurobehavioral abnormalities in patients vs. non-painters, however both of these frequencies were higher than expected frequency reported in other reports.
Keywords: Organic solvents, Toxic encephalopathy, Neurobehavioral effects
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* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Occupational, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


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S.Bahashti (M.D), S.A.Sharifian (M.D), R.Mahrdad (M.D), SH.Hosseininia (M.D). Solvent exposure can cause neurobehavioral effect . J Gorgan Univ Med Sci 2002; 4 (2) :30-35
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Volume 4, Issue 2 (Autumn & Winter 2002) Back to browse issues page
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