Effects of Concurrent Noise and Jet Fuel Exposure on Hearing Loss

@article{Kaufman2005EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of Concurrent Noise and Jet Fuel Exposure on Hearing Loss},
  author={Laura R Kaufman and Grace Kawas Lemasters and D M Olsen and Paul A. Succop},
  journal={Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={47},
  pages={212-218}
}
We sought to examine the effects of occupational exposure to jet fuel on hearing in military workers. Methods: Noise-exposed subjects, with or without jet fuel exposure, underwent hearing tests. Work histories, recreational exposures, protective equipment, medical histories, alcohol, smoking, and demographics were collected by questionnaire. Jet fuel, solvent, and noise exposure data were collected from records. Fuel exposure estimates were less than 34% of the OSHA Threshold Limit Values… 
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