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Document ID (ISN)69712
CIS number 97-1578
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Moen B.E., ěvreb° S.
Title Assessment of exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons during fire fighting by measurement of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene
Bibliographic information June 1997, Vol.39, No.6, p.515-519. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract Urine samples were obtained from 9 students and 4 teachers at a firefighter training school before and 6 to 7 hours after extinguishing burning diesel fuel. The samples were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography for 1-hydroxypyrene. A small but significant increase in 1-hydroxypyrene levels was found after fire fighting. Fire fighting may cause exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, some of which are classified as carcinogenic.
Descriptors (primary) fire fighting; fire services; exposure tests; polycyclic hydrocarbons; 1-hydroxypyrene; aromatic hydrocarbons
Descriptors (secondary) carcinogens; determination in urine; urinary metabolites
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNorway
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Fire fighting, police, prisons and the armed forces
Alcohols
Fires
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Biological monitoring
Aromatic hydrocarbons