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Document ID (ISN)62050
CIS number 94-579
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rocskay A.Z., Robins T.G., Schork M.A., Echeverria D., Proctor S.P., White R.F.
Title Renal effects of naphtha exposure among automotive workers
Bibliographic information June 1993, Vol.35, No.6, p.617-622. 21 ref.
Abstract A part of a study on health effects of naphtha exposure, the association between naphtha exposure and urinary excretion of total protein, albumin, β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase (β-NAG), and β2-microglobulin was assessed prospectively over one year among 248 workers (of whom 181 were retested one year later) at an automotive plant that used naphtha to calibrate fuel injectors. Naphtha air concentration at the plant ranged 6-790mg/m3, while length of exposure by the worker ranged 0.8-7.3 years. Overall, there was no significant effect of naphtha exposure on renal function, with the exception of a change in β-NAG which was positively associated with changes in recent naphtha exposures (p=0.009).
Descriptors (primary) renal diseases; motor vehicle industry; naphtha
Descriptors (secondary) chemical products; cohort study; determination in urine; chemical hazards; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry