|Document ID (ISN)||100354|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Verma Y., Rana S.V.S.
||Biological monitoring of exposure to benzene in petrol pump workers and dry cleaners
||Oct. 2001, Vol.39, No.4, p.330-333. 29 ref.
||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.
||benzene; exposure tests; service stations and repair shops; dry cleaning
||India; phenol; alcoholism; determination in urine; diet; exposure evaluation; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Alcohol and drug abuse
Laundries and dry cleaning