Memory deficits in workers suffering from hard metal disease

Catherine M Jordan, R. Douglas Whitman, Michael Harbut, Barry Tanner

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This study examined memory functioning on the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised in a group of adult tungsten carbide workers with hard metal disease and a group of matched controls. The hard-metal-exposed group of workers showed memory deficits related to difficulties in attention and verbal memory, with an apparent sparing of visual-spatial memory. Implications of this finding for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-243
Number of pages3
JournalToxicology Letters
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Cobalt
  • Hard metal disease
  • Memory deficits

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