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ID (ISN) del documento21266
Número CIS 74-1432
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Año 1974
Número de serie
Autor(es) Wagner S.L., Weswig P.
Título Arsenic in blood and urine of forest workers as indices of exposure to cacodylic acid.
Información bibliográfica Feb. 1974, Vol.28, No.2, p.77-79. 7 ref.
Resumen 5 healthy forest workers exposed to cacodylic acid (dimethyl arsinic acid), a newly introduced herbicide, but observing safe procedures, were examined for evidence of accumulation of arsenic in the blood, the pattern of its urinary excretion and signs of clinical intoxication. The total urinary excretion of arsenic appeared to be a more sensitive indicator of exposure than arsenic concentration in blood or in random urine samples. None of the workers manifested signs of arsenic intoxication. Because there was no illness, no attempt was made to set threshold limits for excretion based on these studies. The possibility of the formation of arsine gas in treated forest areas is a potential hazard.
Descriptores (primarios) herbicidas; silvicultura; tests de exposición; ácido cacodílico; arsénico
Descriptores (secundarios) vigilancia de la orina; vigilancia de la sangre
Tipo de documento -
Tema(s) Trabajos forestales
Broad subject area(s)
Navegación por categoria(s) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Biological monitoring
Forestry and logging
Arsenic and compounds