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Document ID (ISN)110626
CIS number 10-0248
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ducos P., Berode M., Francin J.M., Arnoux C., Lefèvre C.
Title Biological monitoring of exposure to solvents using the chemical itself in urine: Application to toluene
Bibliographic information Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.273-284. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Biomonitoring of solvents using the unchanged substance in urine as exposure indicator is still relatively scarce due to some discrepancies between the results reported in the literature. Based on the assessment of toluene exposure, the aim of this work was to evaluate the effects of some steps likely to bias the results and to measure urinary toluene in six volunteers experimentally exposed and in 29 rotogravure printing workers. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that provided certain experimental precautions are adopted, urinary toluene can be recommended as a biomarker of choice for toluene exposure.
Descriptors (primary) toluene; determination in urine; exposure tests; reliability; description of technique
Descriptors (secondary) France; printing industry
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Printing, photography and photocopying industry
Air pollution
Biological monitoring