Decreased white blood cell counts in semiconductor manufacturing workers in Taiwan.

@article{Luo2002DecreasedWB,
  title={Decreased white blood cell counts in semiconductor manufacturing workers in Taiwan.},
  author={J Luo and Lisa Li-Chen Hsieh and Ming J. W. Chang and K-H Hsu},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={44-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess the systematic health effects on the liver, kidney, and haematological function tests of workers in semiconductors in Taiwan. METHODS 926 workers of a semiconductor plant in Taiwan in July 1995 were investigated. Complete blood tests including liver, kidney, and haematological functions were available from 227 workers. RESULTS There was a significantly lower mean (SD) white blood cell (WBC) count in male workers of photolithography (5870 (1190)/mm(3), p=0.003) and… CONTINUE READING