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Korean Journal of Preventive Medicine 1991;24(3): 314-337.
Hematologic Findings and Urinarysis of Workers Exposed to Mixed Organic Solvents.
K W Jeong, D H Kim, S H Ohm, S J Kim, J H Kim, S S Moon, J H Chun, Y W Kim
Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Inje University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
To evaluate the effects on health by exposure to mixed organic solvents, the author analyzed some labortory findings of blood(hemoglobin, hematocrit, RBC, WBC, SGOT, SGPT) and urine(protein, blood, sugar) that were obtained from 722 workers (male: 446, female: 276) who worked in plywood, painting and shoes factories in Pusan area from January to December, 1990. The result were as follows; 1. The mean values of each hematologic finding were all within normal limit but there were significant differences at hematocrit, RBC, WBC, SGOT, in male and at WBC, SGPT in female at the comparison of the mean values and the distribution according to the normal criteria by type of work. 2. There were no differences in urinalysis (protein, blood, sugar) by type of work. 3. In stepwise multiple regression, analysis of hematologic findings on age, working duration and type of work, regression coefficients on age and type of work were relatively high in male and female subject, respectively. As a result of this study, it is considered that the measurement of WBC with morphology is significant in hematologic findings and instead of spot urine and urinstix, 24 hours urine and quantitative analysis is required in urinalysis in screening test for healthy status of workers who deal with the organic solvents.
Key words: mixed organic solvents; hematology; urinalysis
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