Larry K Lowry

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This paper reviews the process of elimination of creatinine (CRE), and the limitations presented when using it to express urine concentrations. This literature review leads to three conclusions: (1) CRE excretion is subject to wide fluctuations due to specific internal and external factors; (2) the use of CRE to correct chemical concentrations in urine will(More)
Epidemiological evidence suggests that pesticides and other environmental exposures may have a role in the etiology of idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). However, there is little human data on risk associated with specific pesticide products, including organic pesticides such as rotenone with PD. Using a case-control design, this study examined(More)
In surveys of three groups of workers occupationally exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) serum PCB concentrations were quantitated as lower chlorinated biphenyls (L-PCBs) and higher chlorinated biphenyls (H-PCBs). Serum L-PCB and H-PCB concentrations were many times greater among workers employed in power capacitor manufacturing than exposed areas.(More)
Mercury poisoning in children is rare but may have devastating health consequences when exposure is unrecognized. Mercury occurs in three forms: elemental, inorganic, and organic. Elemental mercury (Hg(0)) vapor may become volatile following an accidental spill and may be readily absorbed from the lungs. The following case study describes how the poison(More)
Benzidine (Bzd) and monoacetylbenzidine (MoAcBzd) were found in the urine of workers exposed to benzidine-based azo dyes. A colorimetric screening method, based on the reaction of extracted free aromatic amines with 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS), was used with a specific electron-capture gas chromatographic (EC-GC) method. Alkaline hydrolyzable(More)
Biological monitoring (BM or biomonitoring) deals with the assessment of individual human exposure, effect and susceptibility to occupational risk factors. It is a fundamental tool in occupational health risk assessment (OHRA) and occupational health practice (OHP) and it has become one of the most, if not the most active area in occupational health (OH)(More)
A procedure for monitoring m-DET in human urine and serum is described. m-DET is removed from the urine specimen by partitioning into diethyl ether, but solid-phase extraction is used to remove it from human serum. The urine and serum m-DET values are determined by HPLC with a UV detector. The limit of detection was 0.09 micrograms/mL in urine and 0.09(More)