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Document ID (ISN)38391
CIS number 82-1657
ISSN - Serial title 0388-337X - Occupational Health Journal - Sangyō Igaku Jānaru
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Imamiya S., Tanaka S., Nakayama E., Takahashi K.
Title Health effects of methyl bromide in fumigation workers
Bibliographic information Feb. 1982, Vol.5, No.2, p.21-26. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Urine bromide concentrations were determined in fumigation workers to make certain whether this test can be used as an indicator of chronic methyl bromide-induced lesions. The concentration distribution curve for methyl bromide-exposed workers was lognormal, and its geometric mean was 9mg/1▒1.95mg/l. For non-exposed workers the curve was normal, the mean was 6.3mg/l▒2.8mg/l, and the 95% confidence limit was 10mg/l. In 122 out of 251 workers (44.6%), the urine bromide concentration exceeded 10mg/l (however, no clinical symptoms were observed).
Descriptors (primary) methyl bromide; urine monitoring; fumigants
Descriptors (secondary) early diagnosis; comparative study; urinary metabolites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Agricultural chemicals