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Document ID (ISN)70019
CIS number 97-1940
ISSN - Serial title 0091-6765 - Environmental Health Perspectives
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gromadzińska J., et al.
Title The influence of atmospheric chromium on selenium content and glutathione peroxidase activity in blood of tannery workers
Bibliographic information Dec. 1996, Vol.104, No.12, p.1312-1316. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract The concentration of selenium and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS) and the activity of glutathione peroxidase were determined in the blood of 34 tannery workers who worked in an area containing chromium compounds. Urine concentrations of selenium were also measured. Decreased selenium concentrations in blood and plasma and elevated TBARS concentration in plasma were observed in the tanners compared to a control group. Tanners working in areas of high chromium concentrations had lower concentrations of selenium in blood and urine than did other tanners. The results suggest a specific adaptation of the body to the working environment containing chromium compounds.
Descriptors (primary) exposure evaluation; chromium and compounds; selenium; tanning industry
Descriptors (secondary) Poland; determination in urine; chromium; determination in blood
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePoland
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Footwear, leather and fur industry
Inorganic substances