Effects of occupational exposure to 1,4-dichlorobenzene on hematologic, kidney, and liver functions.

@article{Hsiao2009EffectsOO,
  title={Effects of occupational exposure to 1,4-dichlorobenzene on hematologic, kidney, and liver functions.},
  author={Pao-Kuei Hsiao and Yi-Chang Lin and Tung-Sheng Shih and Yin-Mei Chiung},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1077-85}
}
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of 1,4-dichlorobenzene (1,4-DCB) on kidney, liver, and hematological functions of workers in insect repellent factories in Taiwan. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed comparing 46 exposed workers and 29 non-exposed workers. Health information was collected using questionnaires and biochemical tests. The concentration of urinary 2,5-dichlorophenol (2,5-DCP), the major metabolite of 1,4-DCB, was analyzed by gas chromatography with electron-capture… CONTINUE READING

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