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Title: Effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents upon cognitive performance

Abstract

Twenty-three individuals exposed to mixed organic solvents were compared with 23 nonexposed controls on a number of cognitive performance tasks. Solvent exposure resulted in a significantly poorer performance on the forward digit span test, copying of a complex figure, and on semantic memory tests which also measure individual's ability to integrate linguistic information into cohesive units. These tasks rely heavily upon short-term memory and its integrative operations in higher cognitive function. Acute exposure effect was also observed for the linguistic integrative task.

Authors:
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  1. (DZ Medvescak Marticeva, Zagreb (Yugoslavia))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6318788
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Neurotoxicology and Teratology; (USA); Journal Volume: 12:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ORGANIC SOLVENTS; TOXICITY; AIR POLLUTION; BEHAVIOR; LEARNING; MIXTURES; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PERSONNEL; DISPERSIONS; POLLUTION; SOLVENTS; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Milanovic, L., Spilich, G., Vucinic, G., Knezevic, S., Ribaric, B., and Mubrin, Z.. Effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents upon cognitive performance. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1016/0892-0362(90)90081-M.
Milanovic, L., Spilich, G., Vucinic, G., Knezevic, S., Ribaric, B., & Mubrin, Z.. Effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents upon cognitive performance. United States. doi:10.1016/0892-0362(90)90081-M.
Milanovic, L., Spilich, G., Vucinic, G., Knezevic, S., Ribaric, B., and Mubrin, Z.. Thu . "Effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents upon cognitive performance". United States. doi:10.1016/0892-0362(90)90081-M.
@article{osti_6318788,
title = {Effects of occupational exposure to organic solvents upon cognitive performance},
author = {Milanovic, L. and Spilich, G. and Vucinic, G. and Knezevic, S. and Ribaric, B. and Mubrin, Z.},
abstractNote = {Twenty-three individuals exposed to mixed organic solvents were compared with 23 nonexposed controls on a number of cognitive performance tasks. Solvent exposure resulted in a significantly poorer performance on the forward digit span test, copying of a complex figure, and on semantic memory tests which also measure individual's ability to integrate linguistic information into cohesive units. These tasks rely heavily upon short-term memory and its integrative operations in higher cognitive function. Acute exposure effect was also observed for the linguistic integrative task.},
doi = {10.1016/0892-0362(90)90081-M},
journal = {Neurotoxicology and Teratology; (USA)},
number = ,
volume = 12:6,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990},
month = {Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EST 1990}
}