|Document ID (ISN)||110624|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Iavicoli I., Bocca B., Carelli G., Caroli S., Caimi S., Alimonti A., Fontana L.
||Biomonitoring of tram drivers exposed to airborne platinum, rhodium and palladium
||Oct. 2007, Vol.81, No.1, p.109-114. Illus. 16 ref.
||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.
||atmospheric pollution; exposure tests; public transport
||Italy; rhodium and compounds; palladium and compounds; platinum and compounds; sampling and analysis; determination in urine; exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)