Biological monitoring of occupational exposure to n-hexane by measurement of urinary 2,5-hexanedione.

@article{Cardona1993BiologicalMO,
  title={Biological monitoring of occupational exposure to n-hexane by measurement of urinary 2,5-hexanedione.},
  author={Antonio Chang Cardona and D Marhuenda and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Viedma Mart{\'i} and Francesco Brugnone and Joseph Roel and Luigi Perbellini},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1993},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={
          71-4
        }
}
Occupational exposure to n-hexane in shoe factory workers was monitored by measuring urinary 2,5-hexanedione, the major metabolite of this solvent and the probable cause of peripheral neuropathy in exposed workers. Solvent pollution was monitored in the work environments of 189 employees, of whom 123 (65%) worked in Alicante, Spain, and 66 (35%) in Veneto, Italy. 2,5-Hexanedione was measured in spot urine samples collected from workers at the end of the shift. Information on working conditions… CONTINUE READING
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