|Document ID (ISN)||62050|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Rocskay A.Z., Robins T.G., Schork M.A., Echeverria D., Proctor S.P., White R.F.
||Renal effects of naphtha exposure among automotive workers
||June 1993, Vol.35, No.6, p.617-622. 21 ref.
||A part of a study on health effects of naphtha exposure, the association between naphtha exposure and urinary excretion of total protein, albumin, β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase (β-NAG), and β2-microglobulin was assessed prospectively over one year among 248 workers (of whom 181 were retested one year later) at an automotive plant that used naphtha to calibrate fuel injectors. Naphtha air concentration at the plant ranged 6-790mg/m3, while length of exposure by the worker ranged 0.8-7.3 years. Overall, there was no significant effect of naphtha exposure on renal function, with the exception of a change in β-NAG which was positively associated with changes in recent naphtha exposures (p=0.009).
||renal diseases; motor vehicle industry; naphtha
||chemical products; cohort study; determination in urine; chemical hazards; cross-sectional study
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry