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Document ID (ISN)67560
CIS number 96-1756
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fustinoni S., Buratti M., Giampiccolo R., Pulvirenti S., Colombi A.
Title Biological monitoring of exposure to solvents: A gas chromatography method for the determination of aromatic hydrocarbons in blood and urine
Original title Monitoraggio biologico dell'esposizione a solventi: metodo per la determinazione gascromatografica degli idrocarburi aromatici nel sangue e nell'urina [in Italian]
Bibliographic information Jan.-Feb. 1996, Vol.87, No.1, p.63-75. Illus. 18 ref.
Internet access 96-1756.pdf [in Italian]
Abstract A gas chromatographic procedure was used for the detection of blood and urinary levels of aromatic hydrocarbons (AH) in 151 workers from three industries: the pharmaceutical industry, photogravure printing and office work. A dynamic head-space purge and trap preconcentration and flame ionization detection were utilized. In the first two categories of the occupationally exposed workers, blood AH levels were of 2-4 orders of magnitude higher than in the environmentally exposed subjects of the third category. In this latter group (office workers) there was a significant difference in blood and urine AH levels between nonsmokers and smokers.
Descriptors (primary) aromatic hydrocarbons; benzene; toluene; ethylbenzene; office work; photogravure printing; pharmaceutical industry; determination in blood; exposure tests; gas chromatography; determination in urine; xylene
Descriptors (secondary) description of technique
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceItaly
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Pharmaceutical industry
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Office work
Printing, photography and photocopying industry