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Document ID (ISN)110624
CIS number 10-0246
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iavicoli I., Bocca B., Carelli G., Caroli S., Caimi S., Alimonti A., Fontana L.
Title Biomonitoring of tram drivers exposed to airborne platinum, rhodium and palladium
Bibliographic information Oct. 2007, Vol.81, No.1, p.109-114. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract The aim of this study was to evaluate urinary levels of platinum (Pt), rhodium (Rh) and palladium (Pd) in occupationally exposed subjects. A total of 122 healthy male subjects were studied, including municipal tram drivers and 58 control subjects. There were statistically significant differences between urinary Pt and Rh levels among exposed subjects and controls, while no difference in Pd levels was observed. Urinary concentrations of Pt and Rh, though still low, could be of some concern among workers heavily exposed to urban car traffic.
Descriptors (primary) atmospheric pollution; exposure tests; public transport
Descriptors (secondary) Italy; rhodium and compounds; palladium and compounds; platinum and compounds; sampling and analysis; determination in urine; exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Road transportation
Air pollution
Exposure evaluation
Statistical methods