Environmental and biological monitoring of exposure to monoaromatic hydrocarbons and to methyl tert-butyl ether in a group of petrol station workers [Monitoraggio ambientale e biologico dell'esposizione ad idrocarburi mono-aromatici ed a metil tert-butil etere in un gruppo di lavoratori addetti all'erogazione di carburanti]
De Palma G.,University of Brescia |
Poli D.,Laboratorio Of Tossicologia Industriale |
Poli D.,University of Parma |
Manini P.,Laboratorio Of Tossicologia Industriale |
And 5 more authors.
Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia | Year: 2011
The aim of the study was to evaluate biomarkers of exposure to gasoline in petrol station workers by a combined approach of environmental and biological monitoring. The personal exposure to benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) and the urinary levels of BTEX, methyl tert-butyl ether (U-MTBE), trans,trans-muconic (t,t-MA) and S-phenylmercapturic acids (S-PMA) and cotinine were determined by mass spectrometry coupled chromatographic techniques. U-MTBE levels were strictly influenced by occupational exposure to gasoline, whereas both U-B and S-PMA levels depended from smoking habits and occupational exposure. © PI-ME, Pavia 2011. Source