|Document ID (ISN)||101052|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Dor F., Haguenoer J.M., Zmirou D., Empereur-Bissonnet P., Jongeneelen F.J., Nedellec V., Person A., Ferguson C.C., Dab W.
||Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene as a biomarker of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure of workers on a contaminated site: Influence of exposure conditions
||Apr. 2000, Vol.42, No.4, p.391-397. Illus. 41 ref.
||The aim of the study was to determine the exposure levels of workers to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on gasworks sites through the measurement of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene. Start-of-shift and end-of-shift urine samples were collected during five consecutive days, once in November and a second time in June. Four groups of workers were selected according to their activity. Increased exposure was only found among workers involved in the remediation of a site, with levels of 0.16 to 2.31Ámol/mol creatinine, while the median level among the nonsmoker referent group was 0.02Ámol/mol creatinine. Smokers had greater exposure levels than non-smokers in every group. It is concluded that this method allows the assessment of exposure of persons on contaminated soil on the condition that the exposed subjects be in direct contact with the soil.
||aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; exposure tests; gas industry; 1-hydroxypyrene
||creatinine; smoking; determination in urine; environmental pollution; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France; United Kingdom; Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Power generation and distribution