|Document ID (ISN)||111025|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Hopf N.B., Kirkeleit J., Kramer S.L., Moen B., Succop P., Genter M.B., Carreˇn T., Mack J., Talaska G.
||Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene levels in offshore workers
||Jan. 2010, Vol.83, No.1, p.55-59. Illus. 17 ref.
||Urinary_1-hydroxypyrene.pdf [in English]
||The objective of this study was to compare differences in pre- and post-shift urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1HP) levels as a measure of internal dose of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) between two groups of oil production workers offshore assumed to be exposed to PAH, and to compare the exposed group to an unexposed control group. Urine samples of the 42 participants were collected over a study period of three consecutive 12-h work days (pre-shift on the first day and post-shift on the third day), and analyzed using high performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. Analysis of covariance was used in the statistical models. Post-shift 1HP levels were significantly higher in the exposed workers compared to the controls. Tank workers and process operators did not show statistically significant different post-shift 1HP levels. Overall, this study indicates a low level of PAH exposure among offshore oil production workers.
||aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; 1-hydroxypyrene; exposure tests; offshore oil extraction
||Norway; determination in urine; exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
Mines and quarries
|Broad subject area(s)
Petroleum and natural gas industry