|Document ID (ISN)||21266|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Wagner S.L., Weswig P.
||Arsenic in blood and urine of forest workers as indices of exposure to cacodylic acid.
||Feb. 1974, Vol.28, No.2, p.77-79. 7 ref.
||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.
||herbicides; forestry; exposure tests; cacodylic acid; arsenic
||urine monitoring; blood monitoring
|Broad subject area(s)
Forestry and logging
Arsenic and compounds