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Document ID (ISN)110214
CIS number 09-1339
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pan C.H., Chan C.C., Huang Y.L., Wu K.Y.
Title Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene and malondialdehyde in male workers in Chinese restaurants
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.65, No.11, p.732-735. 27 ref.
Abstract This study assessed the exposure of restaurant workers to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from cooking oil fumes (COFs) in Chinese restaurants. Two hundred and eighty eight male restaurant workers (171 kitchen and 117 service staff) of 19 restaurants in Taiwan participated in this study. Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) measurements were used to indicate COF exposure, and urinary malondialdehyde (MDA) was adopted as an oxidative stress marker. Data were subjected to multiple regression analyses. Findings show that exposure to PAHs and oxidative stress was significantly higher in kitchen staff than in dining room service staff. Implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) restaurants; Taiwan (China); oil mist; determination in urine; cooking; 1-hydroxypyrene; malonaldehyde
Descriptors (secondary) aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; high-pressure liquid chromatography; statistical evaluation; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTaiwan (China)
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants