vibration white finger

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vibration white finger

n
(Physiology) a condition affecting workers using vibrating machinery, which causes damage to the blood vessels and nerves of the fingers and leads to a permanent loss of feeling
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Exposure to hand-arm vibration may result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) which is comprised of vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal components.
In the mid-1980s, the first of over 1,000 cases of hand-arm vibration syndrome in workers at the Electric Boat Corp.
His symptoms were typical of the hand-arm vibration syndrome caused by the prolonged use of industrial tools, and have never previously been reported.