Biological monitoring of styrene: a review.

  title={Biological monitoring of styrene: a review.},
  author={Michel P. Guillemin and Mich{\`e}le B{\'e}rode},
  journal={American Industrial Hygiene Association journal},
  volume={49 10},
Recent literature about the biological monitoring of styrene-exposed workers is reviewed. Styrene primarily exhibits its toxicity on the central and peripheral nervous systems, although its mutagenicity and chromosome damaging ability also may be relevant. Uptake, transformation and excretion of styrene show that beside the usual biological indicators, such as urinary mandelic and phenylglyoxylic acids (main metabolites), other indicators also may be of interest. These include styrene in… CONTINUE READING


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