Confronto tra orto-cresolo e toluene urinari come indicatori biologici di esposizione a toluene aerodisperso

Translated title of the contribution: Comparison between ortho-cresol and toluene in urine as biological markers of exposure to toluene in air

S. Fustinoni, R. Mercadante, L. Campo, L. Scibetta, C. Valla, V. Foà

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Abstract

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 contributionComparison between ortho-cresol and toluene in urine as biological markers of exposure to toluene in air
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume26
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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