Two different biological markers of exposure to toluene are compared: urinary ortho-cresol and toluene. The study was performed on 100 rotogravure workers and 87 employees as controls. Significant differences were found for the two groups using both markers. Smoking habits affect the excretion of ortho-cresol but not of urinary toluene. For this reason, urinary toluene is a better marker of occupational exposure than toluene.
|Translated title of the contribution||Comparison between ortho-cresol and toluene in urine as biological markers of exposure to toluene in air|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Issue number||4 SUPPL.|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health