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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
Polycyclic hydrocarbons
Biological monitoring
Aromatic hydrocarbons