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Document ID (ISN)60219
CIS number 93-904
ISSN - Serial title 0098-4108 - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ma X.F., Babish J.G., Scarlett J.M., Gutenmann W.H., Lisk D.J.
Title Mutagens in urine sampled repetitively from municipal refuse incinerator workers and water treatment workers
Bibliographic information Dec. 1992, Vol.37, No.4, p.483-494. 19 ref.
Abstract The frequency of mutagens was measured in three urine samples collected at weekly intervals from each of 37 workers in four refuse incinerators and 35 (control) workers from eight water treatment plants. Comparison of the first urine samples showed that incinerator workers had a significantly increased risk of both direct-acting mutagens and promutagens compared to the water treatment workers. There was no significant difference between the two groups for the second and third samples. Factors that influence production of mutagenic compounds during refuse incineration and subsequent worker exposure are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) mutagens; refuse; sewage treatment; waste disposal; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; determination in urine
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Exposure evaluation