Liver function assessment in workers exposed to vinyl chloride.

  title={Liver function assessment in workers exposed to vinyl chloride.},
  author={Marco Maroni and Anna Clara Fanetti},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={79 1},
OBJECTIVE To investigate liver function in vinyl chloride workers and assess its relation with current/past occupational exposure to vinyl chloride monomer (VCM). METHODS A medical examination including the execution of liver function tests (LFTs) and liver ultrasonography was executed in a group of 757 workers with a long-standing service in the production of VCM/polyvinylchloride (PVC). Cumulative and maximum VCM exposures were calculated. History of viral hepatitis and alcohol intake were… CONTINUE READING