|Document ID (ISN)||108527|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Ulvestad B., Randem B.G., Andersson L., Ellingsen D.G., Barregard L.
||Clara cell protein as a biomarker for lung epithelial injury in asphalt workers
||Oct. 2007, Vol.49, No.10, p.1073-1078. Illus. 20 ref.
||This study investigated whether asphalt workers showed signs of lung epithelial injury as shown by increased Clara cell protein 16 (CC16) in serum after six months of exposure. Asphalt pavers, asphalt plant operators and engineers from a large Norwegian road construction and repair enterprise underwent lung function tests and blood sampling before the start and at the end of the road working season. Blood samples were analysed for concentration of CC16 and interleukin-6 (IL-6). After adjustment for smoking, pavers had a significantly larger increase in CC16 concentration after the season as compared with that of engineers and plant operators. Among pavers, changes in serum CC16 were correlated with those of IL-6. CC16 increases over the season in pavers and appears to be a useful biomarker for lung epithelial injury in exposed workers.
||road work; lung diseases; exposure tests; bitumen; respiratory diseases
||Norway; interleukins; determination in blood; exposure evaluation; smoking
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway; Sweden|
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)