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Document ID (ISN)110316
CIS number 09-1330
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Devi S.S., Biswas A.R., Biswas R.A., Vinayagamoorthy N., Krishnamurthi K., Shinde V.M., Hengstler J.G., Hermes M., Chakrabarti T.
Title Heavy metal status and oxidative stress in diesel engine tuning workers of central Indian population
Bibliographic information Nov. 2007, Vol.49, No.11, p.1228-1234. Illus. 43 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to assess the oxidative stress due to heavy metal exposure. Exposed populations were selected from a diesel engine tuning station in India, while controls were taken from the same local area but without occupational exposure. There were no statistically significant differences in heavy metal concentrations in the blood and urine of exposed versus unexposed subjects. However, exposed workers exhibited higher antioxidant status in terms of serum glutathione-S-transferase activity, malondialdehyde level and catalase activity. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) India; diesel engines; metals; exposure evaluation; buses; vehicle repair and servicing; enzyme activity
Descriptors (secondary) nickel; malonaldehyde; lead; catalase; glutathione transferase; plasma emission spectrometry; case-control study; length of exposure; determination in blood; cadmium; determination in urine; peroxidation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; India
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Road transportation
Inorganic substances
Exposure evaluation