|Document ID (ISN)||110626|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Ducos P., Berode M., Francin J.M., Arnoux C., Lefèvre C.
||Biological monitoring of exposure to solvents using the chemical itself in urine: Application to toluene
||Jan. 2008, Vol.81, No.3, p.273-284. Illus. 34 ref.
||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.
||toluene; determination in urine; exposure tests; reliability; description of technique
||France; printing industry
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Printing, photography and photocopying industry