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Document ID (ISN)43507
CIS number 85-456
ISSN - Serial title 0920-0517 - Tijdschrift voor sociale gezondheidszorg
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rosier J., Vanhoorne M., van Peteghem C.
Title Historical and present-day trends in biological monitoring of industrial exposure to carbon disulfide
Original title Historiek en hedendaagse trends in de biologische monitoring bij industriŰle expositie aan koolstofdisulfide [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information 29 Aug. 1984, Vol.62, No.17, p.665-669. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract So far the iodine-azide urine monitoring test is the only carbon disulfide (CS2) exposure test recognized by the World Health Organization. However, one of the drawbacks of this test is that it cannot be used for low exposure levels corresponding to the TLV proposed by NIOSH for CS2. The discovery of the urinary CS2 metabolite 2-thiothiazolidine-4-carboxylic acid (TTCA) opens new prospects for the evaluation of CS2 exposure, because this metabolite can be detected in the urine of workers exposed to very low atmospheric concentrations of CS2.
Descriptors (primary) carbon disulfide; urine monitoring; exposure tests
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; history; threshold limit values
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Inorganic substances