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Document ID (ISN)58207
CIS number 92-958
Year 1986
Convention or series no. EUR 10704 EN
Commission of the European Communities
Title Biological indicators for the assessment of human exposure to industrial chemicals: Alkyl lead compounds, dimethylformamide, mercury, organophosphorus pesticides
Bibliographic information Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1986. 77p. 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 substance (or its metabolites) in urine may be used for assessment of occupational exposure to organic lead, dimethylformamide, mercury vapours and inorganic mercury compounds; the measurement of mercury in blood may be used for evaluating exposure to organic mercury compounds; for organophosphorus pesticides, urinary excretion of metabolites is the best indicator of internal dose, while measurement of blood cholinesterase is the most important indicator of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) European Communities; mercury and compounds; lead and compounds; organophosphorus compounds; exposure tests; tetraethyllead; dimethylformamide; pesticides; exposure evaluation; tetramethyllead
Descriptors (secondary) cholinesterase monitoring; toxic effects; literature survey; metabolic process; mercury; determination in urine; health hazards; biological threshold limits; biological effects; determination in biological matter; determination in blood; lead
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) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Lead and compounds
Exposure evaluation
Biological monitoring
Mercury and compounds