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EURONEST (European Neurotoxic Solvents Toxicity) is a concerted action within the European Communities to use standardized methods available in all countries. The product of this effort is a new symptom questionnaire, EUROQUEST (European Questionnaire). The original version was developed in English. To obtain transcultural reliability, the translation of(More)
Twenty-two female subjects working in a factory in which 1,1,1-trichloroethane was the only solvent used were investigated by means of clinical, neurophysiological and psychometric methods so that the neurotoxicity of the solvent could be evaluated. On the basis of the ambient air concentrations of 1,1,1-trichloroethane ranging from 110 to 990 ppm, the(More)
It is known that in neurobehavioral toxicology, the data obtained by means of psychological testing can acquire sense only when testing conditions and procedures, among others, are kept under rigorous control. This demand, together with the diffusion of multicentered studies aimed at finding mutual agreement on the parameters to be measured and the(More)
The aim of the study is to establish the prevalence of neurobehavioral scores of occupationally exposed subjects below the 10th percentile rank of normalized curves obtained on a referent population. The Milan Automated Neurobehavioral System (MANS) was administered to 400 drivers from public and private firms; their data were distributed on the basis of(More)
The study was conducted to evaluate neuropsychological symptoms, subjective stress and response speed functions in subjects occupationally exposed to low levels of anesthetic gases. A group of 112 operating theatre personnel exposed to anesthetic gases (nitrous oxide and isoflurane), and 135 non exposed hospital workers from 10 hospitals in Northern Italy(More)
EURONEST, a concerted action of the European Community with the participation of most EC and some COST countries, is a project aimed at studying the epidemiological impact of CNS effects from protracted exposure to industrial chemicals in the participating countries. After a review of current knowledge, the paper examines the structure and detailed aims,(More)
The Study Group on Occupational Exposure to Inhalation Anaesthetics of the Lombardy Association of Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene prepared a document that was discussed during the Congress "Occupational Risks due to Inhalation Anaesthetics", held in Brescia, Italy, on May 12, 1992. The same document was then approved by the Directory Council of(More)