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Thallium and its compounds have a high toxic potency. For the production of particularly resistant sorts of cement, additives containing thallium, among other things, are employed. In conformity with our present toxicological knowledge, the determination of the concentration of thallium in the urine must be considered a suitable parameter for the assessment(More)
Seven healthy volunteers were exposed to approximately 100 ppm (=520 mg/m3) trichloroethylene for six hours daily during a period of five consecutive days. A corresponding group was exposed a placebo in the same manner. -Biochemical and psychological examinations were accomplished in the beginning and the end of each day respectively the whole period.(More)
For the period from 1973 to the end of 1986, 70,656 data sets on occupational preventive medical examinations in employees exposed occupationally to asbestos dust (G 1.2) were made available to us by the Central Registry for Employees Exposed to Asbestos Dust (ZAS). On the basis of this data, an analysis of asbestosis risk was to be made in relation to(More)
A cross-sectional study was performed in order to investigate the influence of chronic lead-exposure on the peripheral nervous system. We examined 148 male workers of a storage battery manufacturing plant, who had been exposed to lead metal and inorganic lead compounds for 1 to 28 years (mean 11 years). Fifteen workers with non-occupational risks of(More)
Analyses of Cadmium (Cd) in human specimens demand special interest since the Federal Environmental Agency of West-Germany (UBA, FRG) has published calculations and high figures of renal disturbances due to Cd. We analyzed autopsy material from the Cd-polluted area of Goslar/Harz Mountains (N = 28) and from the less contaminated region Erlangen/Nürnberg(More)
A cross sectional field study of workers exposed to styrene was performed to evaluate possible acute and chronic neurotoxic effects. A total of 36 workers of four companies handling polyester resin materials for one to 16 years (median: 7 years) and two control groups were each examined on a Monday. The control group 1 (formed to compare acute effects)(More)
Nickel (Ni) and some of its relatively insoluble compounds as well as chromates may be able to induce cancer in the region of the lungs, as well as in the nose and paranasal sinuses after occupational exposure. Latency periods may amount to 20 years and more. The results of recent investigations have shown that these metals cumulate in the lung tissue after(More)
The aim of this longitudinal study was to investigate whether long-term exposure to styrene is associated with functional disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Eleven workers (age: 24 to 54 years) of a polyester resin boat industry were studied neurophysiologically and biochemically in 1980 and 1983. The duration of styrene-exposure varied from 3 to 7(More)