Biochemical markers of basement membrane disturbances and occupational exposure to hydrocarbons and mixed solvents.


To investigate possible mechanisms of hydrocarbon or solvent-induced renal damage, we studied three groups of healthy men employed in a UK manufacturing plant. Group 1 (n = 111) were occupationally exposed to hydrocarbon-based paints, Group 2 (n = 100) were occupationally exposed to petroleum-based mineral oils, and Group 3 (n = 92) had low background… (More)