|Document ID (ISN)||68944|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Feunekes F.D.J.R., Jongeneelen F.J., Laan H.v.d., Schoonhof F.H.G.
||Uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons among trainers in a fire-fighting training facility
||Jan. 1997, Vol.58, No.1, p.23-28. 35 ref.
||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.
||fire fighting; polycyclic hydrocarbons; aromatic hydrocarbons; fire services
||personal sampling; pyrene; smoking; determination in urine; smoke; exposure evaluation; determination in air; benzo(a)pyrene
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Netherlands|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces