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Document ID (ISN)21266
CIS number 74-1432
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wagner S.L., Weswig P.
Title Arsenic in blood and urine of forest workers as indices of exposure to cacodylic acid.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1974, Vol.28, No.2, p.77-79. 7 ref.
Abstract 5 healthy forest workers exposed to cacodylic acid (dimethyl arsinic acid), a newly introduced herbicide, but observing safe procedures, were examined for evidence of accumulation of arsenic in the blood, the pattern of its urinary excretion and signs of clinical intoxication. The total urinary excretion of arsenic appeared to be a more sensitive indicator of exposure than arsenic concentration in blood or in random urine samples. None of the workers manifested signs of arsenic intoxication. Because there was no illness, no attempt was made to set threshold limits for excretion based on these studies. The possibility of the formation of arsine gas in treated forest areas is a potential hazard.
Descriptors (primary) herbicides; forestry; exposure tests; cacodylic acid; arsenic
Descriptors (secondary) urine monitoring; blood monitoring
Document type -
Subject(s) Forestry
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Biological monitoring
Forestry and logging
Arsenic and compounds