Associations between exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and temporal change of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene levels in Taiwanese coke-oven workers.

@article{Lin2006AssociationsBE,
  title={Associations between exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and temporal change of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene levels in Taiwanese coke-oven workers.},
  author={Ying-Chu Lin and C Pan and Chiou-jong Chen and Kuen-Yuh Wu and Guo-Ping Chang-Chien Chang-Chien and Chi-kung Ho and Trong-Neng Wu and Hong-Yi Chuang and H L Kuo and Ming-tsang Wu},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={930-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Our aim is to analyze the association between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) exposure and the temporal change of urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP). METHODS Two personal air samples, eight spot urine samples, and questionnaires were used to collect PAH exposure, urinary 1-OHP, demographic data, and environmental pollutants. RESULTS Topside-oven workers had significantly higher levels of PAH exposure and 1-OHP than side-oven workers. Urinary 1-OHP was a biomarker for PAH… CONTINUE READING