|Document ID (ISN)||53086|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Yardley-Jones A., Anderson D., Jenkinson P.C., Lovell D.P., Blowers S.D., Davies M.J.
||Genotoxic effects in peripheral blood and urine of workers exposed to low level benzene
||Oct. 1988, Vol.45, No.10, p.694-700. Illus. 22 ref.
||Blood samples were obtained from a population of refinery workers of different age groups. 66 men with low average exposure to benzene and 33 male controls were investigated. An examination of cell cycle kinetics and sister chromatid exchange was carried out which showed no significant differences between groups of individuals varying in their drinking and smoking habits or their exposure to diagnostic x-rays. Individuals with the lowest and highest phenol values were examined for urine mutagenicity, with urinary phenol used here as an indicator of benzene exposure. There were no differences in any of the biochemical measures or haematological parameters investigated in any of the indidivuals except that higher values for mean corpuscular volume were found in exposed than in control individuals.
||benzene; perfumes; shipbuilding industry; genetic effects; exposure evaluation
||smoking; toxic substances; age; urinary metabolites; comparative study; sampling and analysis; determination in blood; biochemical tests; determination in urine; length of exposure
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Shipbuliding and ship repair
Genetic factors in reaction to exposures
Antifertility and prenatal effects