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Med Pr. 1989;40(3):183-91.

[Levels of metabolites of selected chemical compounds in the urine of workers in pitch coke plant].

[Article in Polish]

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Z Katedry Chemii Ogólnej i Analitycznej Slaskiej Akademii Medycznej w Katowicach.

Abstract

In urine samples collected from pitch coke plant workers just before and after occupational exposure, differentiated concentrations of phenol (20.8-692.8 mg/dm3), p-cresol (51.8-590 mg/dm3), I-naphtol (4.9-63.7 mg/dm3) and benzo(a)pyrene (0.3-18.9 ug/dm3) have been found. The occurrence of enhanced concentrations of phenol in 10.1%, p-cresol in 31.9%, I-naphthol in 13.5% and benzo(a)pyrene in 72.8% of the test urine specimens collected prior to exposure points to a slow excretion of these metabolites of chemical compounds inherent in the work environment. Furthermore, the urinary level of the metabolites in particular coke plant workers points to different individual exposure.

PMID:
2593817
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