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Document ID (ISN)49929
CIS number 88-1222
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1987
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Karačić V., Skender L., Prpić-Majić D.
Title Occupational exposure to benzene in the shoe industry
Bibliographic information 1987, Vol.12, No.5, p.531-536. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Phenol in urine and benzene and toluene in blood were determined (33 workers) as indexes of benzene exposure where the benzene may be an undeclared constituent of solvents. Benzene and toluene were found in all samples; the amount of toluene was 4 times that of benzene. An increase in urinary phenol concentration might be a sufficiently sensitive parameter to assess benzene exposure when other data concerning the presence of benzene are not available.
Descriptors (primary) benzene; shoe industry; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) phenol; metabolic process; determination in blood; urinary metabolites; toluene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Footwear, leather and fur industry