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Document ID (ISN)21224
CIS number 74-1314
ISSN - Serial title 0004-1254 - Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Radojičić B.
Title Determination of thiocyanates in the urine of workers exposed to cyanides
Original title Određivanje rodanida u mokraći u radnika izloženih cijanidima [in Serbocroatian]
Bibliographic information 1973, Vol.24, No.3, p.227-232. 10 ref.
Abstract A short literature review of the metabolism of cyanides is followed by the results of a study conducted in an electroplating and a cyanide hardening shop. Cyanide concentrations in the workplace atmosphere are compared with the thiocyanate levels found in the workers' urine. A substantial difference in the arithmetic means of the urinary thiocyanate levels in the exposed workers and in a control group shows that the determination of urinary thiocyanate excretion is a valuable cyanide exposure test. Electroplating workers seemed to be more exposed to cyanides than hardening-shop workers.
Descriptors (primary) cyanides; urine monitoring; salt-bath hardening; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) dose-response relationship; comparative study; determination in air
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances