|Document ID (ISN)||62969|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Vyskocil A., Popler A., Skutilova I., Ciharova M., Ettlerova E., Lauwerys R.R., Bernard A.M.
||Urinary excretion of proteins and enzymes in workers exposed to hydrocarbons in a shoe factory
||1991, Vol.63, No.5, p.359-362. Illus. 18 ref.
||A study was made of a group of women who had been exposed to petroleum naphtha (time-weighted average exposure 1,619mg/m3), toluene 81mg/m3) and ethylacetate (160mg/m3). Measurements were made of urinary enzyme activity and proteins and compared with those of age-matched controls. The only parameter that was significantly influenced by hydrocarbon exposure was the urinary activity of beta-N-acetylglucosaminidase. Although the health significance of this renal change in unclear, the results are in agreement with previous observations suggesting that long-term moderate exposure to solvents does not entail a significant risk for the development of nephrotoxicity.
||ethyl acetate; toluene; shoe industry; urinary metabolites; naphtha
||proteins; enzyme activity; determination in urine; nephrotoxic effects; proteinuria
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium; Czechoslovakia|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Footwear, leather and fur industry
Esters and salts