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Evaluation of 1-hydroxypyrene as a biological marker of industrial exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Author(s): Francisco Mercado Calderon
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Paper Abstract

One hundred twenty-two workers (sixteen from a coke production plant and 106 from a graphite electrode manufacturing plant) agreed to participate in this study evaluating the relationship between exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and urinary excretion of 1-hydroxypyrene (1-HOP), the main metabolite of pyrene. The results show that the concentration of pyrene in air is highly correlated with total PAHs (r equals 0.83, P < 0.0001). The correlation coefficient between pyrene in air and 1-HOP is (r equals 0.69, P < 0.0001) and between 1-HOP and total PAHs is (r equals 0.77, P < 0.0001). The biological half life of the 1-HOP was determined (18 hrs) and the noninterference of smoking habits in relation to 1-HOP urinary excretion was established, concluding that 1-HOP is a suitable bioindicator of the occupational exposure to PAHs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1716, International Conference on Monitoring of Toxic Chemicals and Biomarkers, (9 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140261
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Francisco Mercado Calderon, Petroleos Mexicanos (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1716:
International Conference on Monitoring of Toxic Chemicals and Biomarkers

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