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Smell or taste disturbances, neurological symptoms, and hydrocarbon exposure


Hotz, Philipp; Tschopp, Alois; Söderström, D; Holtz, J; Boillat, M A; Gutzwiller, Felix (1992). Smell or taste disturbances, neurological symptoms, and hydrocarbon exposure. International Archives Of Occupational And Environmental Health, 63(8):525-30.

Abstract

A total of 264 workers participated in a cross-sectional study concerning the toxicity of hydrocarbons. The clinical examination shows an increased prevalence of smell and/or taste disturbances in the heavily exposed group. These symptoms appear to be generally transitory and reversible. They seem to be due to concentration peaks rather than to a long exposure duration. They are associated with acute depressor effects and not with symptoms which could belong to a hydrocarbon-induced chronic toxic encephalopathy.

A total of 264 workers participated in a cross-sectional study concerning the toxicity of hydrocarbons. The clinical examination shows an increased prevalence of smell and/or taste disturbances in the heavily exposed group. These symptoms appear to be generally transitory and reversible. They seem to be due to concentration peaks rather than to a long exposure duration. They are associated with acute depressor effects and not with symptoms which could belong to a hydrocarbon-induced chronic toxic encephalopathy.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute (EBPI)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1992
Deposited On:28 Feb 2014 15:47
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:44
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0340-0131
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00386340
PubMed ID:1587626

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