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Document ID (ISN)58206
CIS number 92-957
Year 1984
Convention or series no. EUR 8903 EN
Commission of the European Communities
Title Biological indicators for the assessment of human exposure to industrial chemicals: Acrylonitrile, aluminium, chromium, copper, styrene, xylene, zinc
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1984. 110p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Abstract The available data on the human health effects, metabolism and biological indicators of these substances are reviewed. Conclusions reached: determination of the compound (or its metabolites) in urine may be used for evaluating exposure to acrylonitrile, water soluble chromium compounds, styrene and xylene; aluminium serum levels seem to be an indicator of the body burden and concentration in urine seems to be an indicator of current exposure; no sufficiently reliable biological indicators appear to be available for evaluating exposure to copper or zinc.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; copper and compounds; styrene; acrylonitrile; zinc and compounds; xylene; exposure evaluation; exposure tests; chromium and compounds; aluminium and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) toxic effects; literature survey; metabolic process; copper; zinc; aluminium; determination in urine; biological threshold limits; biological effects; determination in biological matter; determination in blood; chromium; health hazards
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceEuropean Union
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Exposure evaluation
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Copper and compounds
Cyano compounds
Inorganic substances