The research found symptoms of HAVS in workers who had not previously reported any. Effects of exposure to hand arm vibration were evident in those with and without any symptoms of HAVS. the findings are consistent with a gradually developing disease. Early identification of trend would be possible, but the false positive rate would be high.
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