|Document ID (ISN)||54249|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
|Convention or series no.
||T÷rnqvist M.┼., Almberg J.G., Bergmark E.N., Nilsson S., Osterman-Golkar S.M.
||Ethylene oxide doses in ethene-exposed fruit store workers
||Dec. 1989, Vol.15, No.6, p.436-438. 17 ref.
||Blood samples from 10 ethene-exposed fruit store workers and 10 referents were analysed for the level of hydroxyethyl adducts to N-terminal valine in haemoglobin (Hb). A statistically significant difference was obtained between the nonsmoking workers (N=7) and the nonsmoking referents (N=6). This finding demonstrates that ethene is metabolised to ethylene oxide in man. According to this preliminary study, ethene exposure at 0.3 (uncertainly range 0.1-1) ppm during workhours increases the adduct level by 23pmol/g Hb. This figure is compatible with a metabolic conversion of 3% (1-10%) of the inhaled ethene to ethylene oxide.
||metabolic process; ethylene; fruit processing and storing; ethylene oxide; inhalation
||smoking; comparative study; haemoglobin monitoring; metabolic studies
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons