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Document ID (ISN)110299
CIS number 09-1322
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mari M., Schuhmacher M., Domingo J.L.
Title Levels of metals and organic substances in workers at a hazardous waste incinerator: A follow-up study
Bibliographic information Mar. 2009, Vol.82, No.4, p.519-528. 51 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to determine the blood and urine concentrations of various metals and organic substances in workers at a hazardous waste incinerator in Catalonia, Spain, and to compare the findings with those of previous surveys in 2000 and 2005. For all metals and organic compounds analyzed, there was no significant increase compared to previous levels. However, the levels of certain specific PCBs and PCDD/Fs were very significantly lower than the baseline concentrations.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; Spain; organic compounds; exposure tests; incinerators; medical supervision; metals
Descriptors (secondary) chlorinated dibenzodioxins; 2,3,5-trichlorophenol; manganese and compounds; nickel and compounds; mercury and compounds; polychlorinated biphenyls; pentachlorophenol; chlorinated benzofurans; exposure evaluation; 1-hydroxypyrene; determination in blood; determination in urine; 2,4-dichlorophenol; 2,5-dichlorophenol; 2,4,6-trichlorophenol; hexachlorobenzene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSpain
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Biological monitoring