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Document ID (ISN)109133
CIS number 09-161
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kwapniewski R., Kozaczka S., Hauser R., Silva M.J., Calafat A.M., Duty S.M.
Title Occupational exposure to dibutyl phthalate among manicurists
Bibliographic information June 2008, Vol.50, No.6, p.705-711. 46 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to measure manicurists' exposure to dibutyl phthalate (DBP) contained in nail polish at work and to determine whether workplace characteristics influence this exposure. DBP has been found to be a reproductive and developmental toxicant in rats. Pre-shift and post-shift urine samples were collected from 40 manicurists. There was a statistically significant cross-shift increase of the urinary concentration of mono-n-butyl phthalate (MNBP), the major metabolite of DBP. Use of gloves reduced MNBP concentrations by 15.1ng/mL below the pre-shift concentration compared with a 20.5ng/mL increase if gloves were not worn.
Descriptors (primary) dibutyl phthalate; hand; exposure tests; beauty parlours; women
Descriptors (secondary) protective gloves; determination in urine; statistical evaluation; limitation of exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Esters and salts
Hairdressing & beauty parlours