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Document ID (ISN)100354
CIS number 02-1341
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Verma Y., Rana S.V.S.
Title Biological monitoring of exposure to benzene in petrol pump workers and dry cleaners
Bibliographic information Oct. 2001, Vol.39, No.4, p.330-333. 29 ref.
Abstract Exposure to benzene was monitored in service station employees and dry cleaners in Meerut City (India) by measuring the phenol content in urine samples taken from them. The influence of three factors was determined, namely alcohol consumption, smoking and food habits (vegetarians and non-vegetarians). While smoking and food habits had little effect on phenol excretion, it was found that alcohol-consuming subjects excreted more phenol. It is concluded that alcohol can alter the susceptibility of humans to benzene toxicity by affecting its metabolism.
Descriptors (primary) benzene; exposure tests; service stations and repair shops; dry cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) India; phenol; alcoholism; determination in urine; diet; exposure evaluation; smoking
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Alcohol and drug abuse
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Laundries and dry cleaning
Road transportation
Biological monitoring