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Document ID (ISN)68944
CIS number 97-876
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Feunekes F.D.J.R., Jongeneelen F.J., Laan H.v.d., Schoonhof F.H.G.
Title Uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons among trainers in a fire-fighting training facility
Bibliographic information Jan. 1997, Vol.58, No.1, p.23-28. 35 ref.
Abstract The exposure of fire-fighting trainers to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) was assessed by personal air sampling during fire-fighting activities. Uptake of PAH was determined by measuring concentrations of 1-hydroxypyrene (a metabolite of pyrene) in urine. There was evidence of exposure to and uptake of PAH among the instructors despite the short time of effective exposure and the routine use of respirators and protective clothing. Both tobacco smoking and exposure to smoke from fire appeared to increase 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations. Biological monitoring with urinary 1-hydroxypyrene may be useful in tracing highly exposed persons and in monitoring the effectiveness of control measures.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aromatic hydrocarbons; fire services
Descriptors (secondary) personal sampling; pyrene; smoking; determination in urine; smoke; exposure evaluation; determination in air; benzo(a)pyrene
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons