Exposure to cobalt in the production of cobalt and cobalt compounds and its effect on the heart.

@article{Linna2004ExposureTC,
  title={Exposure to cobalt in the production of cobalt and cobalt compounds and its effect on the heart.},
  author={Asko Linna and Panu Oksa and Kaj Groundstroem and M Halkosaari and Pirjo B M Palmroos and Solja Huikko and Jukka Uitti},
  journal={Occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 11},
  pages={877-85}
}
AIMS To investigate whether exposure to cobalt in cobalt plants has any measurable effect on the cardiovascular system. METHODS Occupational, cross sectional study, using a self administered questionnaire, blood pressure measurement, electrocardiography, and laboratory tests in which 203 male workers with at least one year of exposure to cobalt and 94 unexposed controls participated. Echocardiography was performed on a subset of 122 most highly exposed cobalt workers, of which 109 were… CONTINUE READING