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Use of BET for the estimation of the exposure of inhabitants of the North Moravian region to noxious chemical compounds
Author(s): Jaroslav Volf; Jana Kubackova
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Paper Abstract

In this article, a view is given of the activity of the Biological Exposure Tests Section at the Industrial Hygiene Laboratories and utilizing of exposure tests in industrial toxicology. The Exposure Tests Section analyzes more than 10,000 samples of biological material per year. In one sample, one or two injurants or metabolites are determined, mostly hippuric acid (toluene). The number of 'positive' findings of selected injurants is given. The question of biological monitoring organization is discussed. In the last ten years, physicians ensured the sampling of biological material. At present, this method limits the utilizing of results and their interpretation, and in this article a better method of biological monitoring organization is suggested, the biological material being sampled simultaneously with the air analysis on the working place. The possibility of using BET for categorization of workplace is illustrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1716, International Conference on Monitoring of Toxic Chemicals and Biomarkers, (9 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140279
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Jaroslav Volf, Regional Institute of Hygiene/Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Jana Kubackova, Regional Institute of Hygiene/Ostrava (Czech Republic)


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

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