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Main Title State of the Olfactory Function in Zinc Production Workers (O Sostoyanii Obonyatelnoi Funktsii u Rabochikh Tsinkovogo Proizvodstvo).
Author Pyataev., G. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C. Translation Services Section.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-TR-74-122;
Stock Number PB-258 708-T
Additional Subjects Olfactory organs ; Industrial medicine ; Zinc ; Exposure ; Physiological effects ; Chemical industry ; Thresholds(Perception) ; Permissible dosage ; Humans ; USSR ; Translations ; Occupational safety and health ; Anosmia ; Hyposmia
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-258 708-T Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 13p
Results are presented from a study of the olfactory function in 301 workers in zinc production plants, subjected to exposure to a number of chemical compounds, and in 63 workers in a control group. A statistically valid rise was found in the olfactory thresholds to olfactive and trigeminal stimuli, a contraction of the adaptation time to a threshold dose, and prolongation of the recovery period after loading with an olfactory substance. First-degree hyposmia was most often observed. In isolated cases, anosmia was found. The author assumed that the basis of the olfactory disturbance in zinc production workers is the change both in the peripheral and in the central divisions of the olfactory analyzer.