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The study was performed on 30, 8-year-old children living in an industrial town of the Upper Silesia region. Morning urine samples were collected on 6 consecutive days. Intraindividual variation of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene concentrations, calculated as a coefficient of variance (CV), ranged from 14 to 109% whereas inter-individual variation ranged from 69 to(More)
This study assessed the exposure of coke-oven workers to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) based on two methods of biological monitoring (urinary mutagenicity by Ames test and urinary 1-hydroxypyrene) and concentrations of benzo(a)pyrene in the air collected by personal sampling. The coke-oven workers were classified into four job categories. There was(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate a relationship between indoor air pollution from heating and cooking with coal-burning stoves and from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and the level of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OH-PY). 1-OH-PY was analysed in children living in three areas of Silesia, a province in Poland. Urine samples were collected in(More)
The purpose of the study is to assess the mutagenic effect of mycotoxins produced by moulds growing on municipal landfill sites. Mutagenicity of toxic fungal metabolites was determined by the Salmonella plate incorporation assay with two strains of bacteria: TA98 and TA100, with and without metabolic activation. The results obtained indicate that there is a(More)
In Europe soil contamination has been recognized as a serious problem. The needs to remediate contaminated sites are not questionable, although the remediation actions are often hindered by their very high financial costs. On the other hand, the abandoned contaminated sites may have the potential for redevelopment and creating conditions appropriate for(More)
Using the Salmonella typhimurium strain TA98 we tested the mutagenicity of filtrate and sediment of urine collected from children and coke-oven workers living in the town of Dabrowa Górnicza. Mutagenic substances were detected in samples of urinary filtrate taken either from environmentally exposed children or from occupationally exposed coke-oven workers.(More)
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