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Occupational exposure to acidic chemicals and occupational dental erosion

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Authors
Kim, Hyun-duck; Hong, Yun-Chul; Koh, Dae-ho; Paik, Dai-Il
Issue Date
2006
Publisher
AAPHD NATIONAL OFFICE
Citation
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY; Vol.66, No.3, pp.205-208
Keywords
acidic chemicalsTLVepidemiologyoccupationdental erosion
Abstract
Objective: This study investigated the association between occupational acidic chemicals (ACs) exposure and occupational dental erosion. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in which three dentists surveyed 951 subjects from 42 factories using five types of ACs below Korean Threshold Limit Values (K-TLVs). Subjects agreed to participate by a written consent; 519 were acid exposed workers and 431 were non-exposed. The modified ten Bruggen Cate`s criteria was used to classify erosion. Length and type of exposure to ACs were assessed using questionnaires. Logistic regression analysis including interaction terms was applied. Results: ACs exposure was associated with erosion severity. Multiple exposures to ACs were found to be strongly associated with severe erosion. Interaction between wearing masks and AC exposure was significant. Conclusions: This study showed a clear association between AC exposure below K-TLVs and erosion. Hence, the authors propose to lower K-TLVs of five types of ACs.
ISSN
0022-4006
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/80422
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-7325.2006.tb02581.x
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