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Environ Health Perspect. 1996 Apr;104 Suppl 2:179-91.

The assessment of neurobehavioral toxicity: SGOMSEC joint report.

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UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA. Fiedler@eohsi.rutgers.edu

Abstract

Exposure to neurobehavioral toxicants is a problem of international scope. Although many different procedures are available for the assessment of human behavioral function, performance tests are displacing traditional diagnostic tests for ascertaining the consequences of exposure to neurotoxic chemicals. Performance testing includes variables such as attention and concentration, sensory function, motor control, spatial relations, visuomotor coordination, memory, and affect. Special tests have also been devised for evaluating child development. One of the salient needs in these efforts is the construction of databases allowing access to normative data.

PMID:
8860321
PMCID:
PMC1469603
DOI:
10.1289/ehp.96104s2179
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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