Methyl isobutyl ketone and methyl ethyl ketone in urine as biological markers of occupational exposure to these solvents at low levels.

@article{Kawai2003MethylIK,
  title={Methyl isobutyl ketone and methyl ethyl ketone in urine as biological markers of occupational exposure to these solvents at low levels.},
  author={Toshio Kawai and Z W Zhang and Akito Takeuchi and Yuriko Miyama and Kiyoshi Sakamoto and Kae Higashikawa and Masayuki Ikeda},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={17-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether unmetabolized methyl isobutyl ketone in urine is a useful marker of low-level occupational exposure to this ketone solvent, as is the case for methyl ethyl ketone. METHODS The study was conducted in the second half of a working week. In total, 27 furniture-making workers (19 men and eight women) and 11 non-exposed controls (six men and five women) volunteered to participate in the study. Time-weighted average (TWA; 8-h) concentration of vapors of several solvents… CONTINUE READING
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