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Ototoxicity of Organic Solvents - From Scientific Evidence to Health Policy

Mariola Śliwinska-Kowalska
  • Department of Physical Hazards and Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
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/ Deepak Prasher / Célia Rodrigues / Ewa Zamysłowska-Szmytke
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/ Pierre Campo / Donald Henderson / Sören Lund / Ann-Christin Johnson / Michael Schäper / Lars Ödkvist / Jukka Starck
  • Department of Physical Hazards and Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
  • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
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/ Esko Toppila
  • Department of Physical Hazards and Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
  • Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland
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/ Elke Schneider
  • Department of Physical Hazards and Department of Audiology and Phoniatrics, Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Bilbao, Spain
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/ Claes Möller
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  • Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
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/ Adrian Fuente
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  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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/ Kamakshi Gopal
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Published Online: 2007-07-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10001-007-0021-5

Ototoxicity of Organic Solvents - From Scientific Evidence to Health Policy

The scientific workshop, organized under the 6th European Framework Programme, the Marie Curie Host Fellowship for the Transfer of Knowledge "NoiseHear" Project, by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (Łódź, Poland, 15-16 November 2006), gathered world specialists in noise, chemicals, and ototoxicity, including hearing researchers, toxicologists, otolaryngologists, audiologists and occupational health physicians.

The workshop examined the evidence and the links between isolated exposure to organic solvents, combined exposure to noise and solvents, and effects on the auditory system. Its main purpose was to review the key scientific evidence to gather the necessary knowledge for developing adequate occupational health policies. This paper summarizes the workshop sessions and subsequent discussions.

Keywords: Toluene; Styrene; Mixtures; Noise; Dose-response relationship; Occupational exposure limits (OEL)

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Published Online: 2007-07-17

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Citation Information: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health, ISSN (Online) 1896-494X, ISSN (Print) 1232-1087, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10001-007-0021-5.

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