Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene as a marker of exposure to pyrene: An epidemiological on a general population group

C. Roggi, C. Minoia, G. F. Sciarra, P. Apostoli, L. Maccarini, S. Magnaghi, A. Cenni, A. Fonte, G. F. Nidasio, G. Micoli

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Abstract

Urinary levels of 1-hydroxypyrene in a general adult population group are studied. Experimental data are not normally distributed; statistical analysis required a base 10 logarithmic transformation of data. The concentrations of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene measured were expressed as μg g- 1 urinary creatinine and are comparable with those reported by other authors, both for smoker and non-smoker subgroups. Multiple regression analysis shows that, for smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and the body mass index (BMI) significantly influence the levels of urinary 1- hydroxypyrene expressed μg g-1 urinary creatinine, whereas no personal or behavioral variable (age, sex, alcohol consumption, dietary intake of pyrene, BMI) modified the 1-hydroxypyrene levels for non-smokers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume199
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1997

Keywords

  • Epidemiological survey
  • General population
  • Pyrene
  • Urinary 1-hydroxypyrene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science(all)

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