Neuropsychological effects among workers exposed to organic solvents

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Title Neuropsychological effects among workers exposed to organic solvents
 
Creator Juárez-Pérez, Cuauhtémoc Arturo
Aguilar-Madrid, Guadalupe
Sandoval-Ocaña, Jorge
Cabello-López, Alejandro
Trujillo-Reyes, Oscar
Madrigal-Esquivel, Claudia
Wesseling, Catharina
 
Subject occupational exposure; solvents; neuropsychological tests
 
Description Objective. To assess neuropsychological performance among workers at a paint factory in Mexico City. Materi­als and methods. During 2004 and 2005 we assessed the neuropsychological performance of 208 workers who were exposed to organic solvents at a paint factory, mainly toluene and xylene. We categorized workers into low and high exposure groups using a cumulative index for toluene, based on times spent in different tasks. We evaluated cognitive and motor functions with 13 neuropsychological tests. Results. We found lower attention, longer time to complete the test β=5.5 (R2=12.3%), and a lower score in the motor-cognitive test β=-15.7 (R2=19.5%) in the high exposure group through multiple linear regression model analysis, with adjustment for age and education. Conclusion. Our results are similar to the ones reported in the literature, but the effects are less severe, probably due to lower exposure to organic solvents.
 
Publisher Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
 
Contributor Source of financial support: The Miguel Alemán A. C. Foundation and the Mexican Ministry of Health. Fund for Medical Research Promotion of the (FOFOI-IMSS): FP-2003/109.
 
Date 2019-10-23
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion



 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://saludpublica.mx/index.php/spm/article/view/9800
10.21149/9800
 
Source Salud Pública de México; Vol. 61, Núm. 5, sep-oct (2019); 670-677
Salud Pública de México; Vol. 61, Núm. 5, sep-oct (2019); 670-677
1606-7916
0036-3634
 
Language eng
 
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