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Aluminum and cognitive impairment

Occupational Exposure to Aluminum and Cognitive Impairment Author: Xiaoting Lu Aluminum industry has been producing more than a century of history. Aluminum is a light metal which is widely used in industrial applications. Occupational aluminum workers are an important source for high exposure Al population. With the world's demand for aluminum and the increasing production, between 2007 and 2016, primary Al production in China increased by 251% which shows that a growing number of workers are being exposed to Al. Occupational aluminum exposure to the health of the population has become increasingly prominent. Al is a well-established neurotoxicant and is suspected to be linked with various

Job stress and heart rate variability

Heart rate variability and urinary catecholamines from job stress in korean male manufacturing workers according to work seniority The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships between job stress and indicators of autonomic nervous system activity in employees of the manufacturing industry. A total of 140 employees from a company that manufactures consumer goods (i.e., diapers and paper towels) were recruited for participation in this study. Job stress was assessed using Karasek's Job Content Questionnaire. Heart rate variability (HRV) was measured using a heart rate monitor, and urinary catecholamines were measured by an HPLC-ECD. Information on demographic characteristics, previo

 

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