Rafał L. Górny

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The classic (gel-clot procedure) Limulus test (CLT) and the quantitative kinetic chromogenic LAL method (KQCL) used for the evaluation of bacterial endotoxin concentration in the indoor air of dwellings were compared. The scientific procedure included analyses of 40 air samples supplemented by the analysis of 20 sample duplicates (selected at random) which(More)
Asbestos fibres, when released into the air, can pose serious health hazards to exposed people. The aim of this study was to determine the concentration of respirable asbestos fibres in a highly urbanized and densely populated town, where asbestos-containing materials have been widely used in building constructions. Their presence and degree of corrosion(More)
Effects of repetitive exposure (ten times in a period of two weeks) to chlorphenvinphos (CVP), at daily doses of 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg, i.p., were studied in adult male Wistar rats of imp-DaK stock. It was found that 3 hrs after the last exposure, the cholinesterase (ChE) activity in the blood and brain was close to 50% of the control value in the 0.5 mg/kg(More)
Nowadays, an inhalation of naturally generated aerosols has again become a widely practiced method of balneological treatment of various respiratory diseases. The aim of this study was to characterize the microbial aerosol of subterraneother-apy chambers at the Bochnia Salt Mine Health Resort in southern Poland. The measurements were carried out using a(More)
Exposure to flour dust can be found in the food industry and animal feed production. It may result in various adverse health outcomes from conjunctivitis to baker's asthma. In this paper, flour dust exposure in the above-mentioned occupational environments is characterized and its health effects are discussed. A peer-reviewed literature search was carried(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to characterize the ways of spreading of the most common bacterial species isolated from workers as well as from the air and raw materials at the workplaces in power plant utilizing biomass sources. To monitor microbial transmission and identify the source of contamination in the working environment, a combination of(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate persistent neurobehavioural effects of repeated low-level exposure to chlorphenvinphos ((2-chloro-1-(2,4-dichlorophenyl) vinyl diethyl phosphate-CVP) in rats. The rats received 10 i.p. injections of CVP at daily doses of 0.5 mg/kg or 1.0 mg/kg (one injection/day, five days/week) which corresponded to 1/20 and(More)
Cholinesterase (ChE) activity in blood and brain as well as the hippocampal and cortical EEG were investigated in rabbits exposed once a day for a period of two weeks to an organophosphate insecticide, chlorphenvinphos (CVP). The daily dose of CVP was 14.0 mg/kg i.p. ChE activity in plasma and erythrocytes decreased by 60 and 48%, respectively, by the end(More)
In order to evaluate some of the central effects of an organophosphorus pesticide--chlorphenvinphos (CVP), the time course of changes in the activity of blood cholinesterase (ChE), body temperature and hippocampal EEG were compared in rabbits after acute i.p. exposure. The pesticide was administered twice at an interval of 80-90 days. The Deichmann-LeBlanc(More)
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