|Document ID (ISN)||58208|
|Convention or series no.
||EUR 11135 EN
Commission of the European Communities
||Biological indicators for the assessment of human exposure to industrial chemicals: Aldrin and dieldrin, arsenic, cobalt, endrin, vanadium
||Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2985 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 1987. 93p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
||The available data on the human health effects, metabolism and biological indicators of these substances are reviewed. Conclusions reached: determination of the concentration of dieldrin in blood is the most relevant test for assessing aldrin-dieldrin exposure and dieldrin body burden; determination in urine may be used for monitoring exposure to arsenic and vanadium; occupational exposure to cobalt can be measured by measuring its concentration in ambient air and, for soluble cobalt compounds, also by measuring the concentration of the metal in urine and blood; the concentration of endrin in blood is an indicator of short-term over-exposure to endrin, while urinary concentration of the major endrin metabolite is used for the measurement of normal low occupational exposure.
||agricultural chemicals; cobalt and compounds; European Communities; arsenic and compounds; aldrin; vanadium and compounds; endrin; insecticides; exposure evaluation; exposure tests; dieldrin
||toxic effects; literature survey; cobalt; metabolic process; arsenic; determination in urine; biological threshold limits; biological effects; determination in biological matter; determination in blood; vanadium; health hazards
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||European Union|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
Arsenic and compounds