Sławomir Brzeźnicki

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The aim of this study was to estimate the kinetics of 1-hydroxypyrene (1-HP) elimination after inhalation exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Samples of inhaled and exhaled air were collected on glass fiber filters backed with tubes filled with Amberlit XAD-2 resin. The filters were extracted by cyclohexane and Amberlit--by acetonitrile.(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to examine the impact of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) on foetal growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS The prospective Polish Mother and Child Cohort study was performed in 8 regions of Poland. The study population consisted of 449 mother-child pairs All women were interviewed three times during pregnancy (once in each(More)
The intestinal absorption of cadmium and inorganic mercury was studied in adult rats, administered the metal salts intragastrically or parenterally in repeated or single doses. The intestines contained only small proportion of the body burden; no major change was found in the intestinal level of metallothionein, copper and zinc. Therefore, no major role can(More)
The aim of this study was to develop an optimal strategy for the assessment of inhalation exposure to isocyanates such as TDI and MDI in the production of polyurethane foam by integration of theoretical and experimental data. ECETOC TRA and EASE predictive models were used to determine the estimated levels of exposure to isocyanates. The results of our(More)
BACKGROUND Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are compounds that are formed as a result of incomplete combustion of organic matter. The most common sources of PAHs are cigarette smoke, coal-fired utilities, steel plants, coke-oven plants, graphite electrode manufacturing plant, Söderberg aluminum electrolysis plant, vehicle exhaust, wood-burning ovens(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to characterize the PAH exposure level based on 1-hydroxypyrene (1-HP) in urine of Polish pregnant women and to assess the relationship between PAH and factors such as smoking, environmental tobacco smoke exposure, place of residence, heating and cooking method. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population included in(More)
Renal binding of cadmium was compared in groups of rats administered cadmium intragastrically or subcutaneously in doses resulting in similar renal cadmium concentrations. In rats administered cadmium intragastrically the renal concentrations of copper and metallothionein were lower, suggesting disturbance in copper metabolism. These changes were alleviated(More)
In recent years, a trend toward a declining proportion of male births has been noted in several, but not all, industrialized countries. The underlying reason for the drop in the sex ratio is unclear, but one theory states that widespread environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals affecting the male reproductive system in a negative manner could be part of(More)
BACKGROUND Glutamate (Glu) and γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) are the main neurotransmitters in the central nervous system for excitatory and inhibitory processes, respectively. Monitoring these neurotransmitters is an essential tool in establishing pathological functions, among others in terms of occupational exposure to toxic substances. MATERIAL AND(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to evaluate health effects of occupational exposure to diisocyanates (DIC) among polyurethane foam products factory workers. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty workers had a physical examination, skin prick tests with common allergens, allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to diisocyanates and pulmonary function(More)