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Testicular function of men occupationally exposed to para-tertiary butyl benzoic acid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20120586     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The possible testicular effects resulting from occupational exposure to para-tertiary butyl benzoic acid (p-TBBA) were studied in 90 male volunteers employed at the Martinez, California, facility of the Shell Chemical Company. The comparison data used were obtained from an external reference group of 103 male volunteers not exposed to any known testicular toxin. Exposure indices were based on the calendar years of employment in a given job category. Outcome variables included sperm count, history of fathering children, and gonadotropin levels. It was concluded that p-TBBA, at the levels of exposure experienced at this plant, does not have an apparent clinical or epidemiologic effect on testicular function.
M D Whorton; H A Stubbs; A Obrinsky; T H Milby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0355-3140     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-03     Completed Date:  2010-03-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7511540     Medline TA:  Scand J Work Environ Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  204-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental Health Associates, Inc, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 414, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Benzoic Acids / adverse effects*
California / epidemiology
Chemical Industry
Gonadotropins / blood
Infertility, Male / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*,  analysis
Sperm Count
Testicular Diseases / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzoic Acids; 0/Gonadotropins; 98-73-7/4-tert-butylbenzoic acid

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