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Document ID (ISN)111025
CIS number 10-0557
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hopf N.B., Kirkeleit J., Kramer S.L., Moen B., Succop P., Genter M.B., Carreˇn T., Mack J., Talaska G.
Title Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene levels in offshore workers
Bibliographic information Jan. 2010, Vol.83, No.1, p.55-59. Illus. 17 ref.
Internet access Urinary_1-hydroxypyrene.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) aromatic hydrocarbons; polycyclic hydrocarbons; 1-hydroxypyrene; exposure tests; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) Norway; determination in urine; exposure evaluation; case-control study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Aromatic hydrocarbons
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Exposure evaluation