Using exposure windows to explore an elusive biomarker: blood manganese.

@article{Baker2016UsingEW,
  title={Using exposure windows to explore an elusive biomarker: blood manganese.},
  author={Marissa G Baker and Bert D Stover and Christopher David Simpson and Lianne A Sheppard and Noah S. Seixas},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2016},
  volume={89 4},
  pages={679-87}
}
PURPOSE We sought to understand the time course between exposure to manganese (Mn) and uptake into the blood, to allow a more meaningful interpretation of exposure biomarker data, and to determine the utility of blood as a biomarker of Mn exposure. METHODS Welder trainees were monitored over the course of a five-quarter training program. Each quarter, trainees gave eight blood samples and had personal air monitoring four times. A mixed model was fit to obtain estimates of airborne exposure by… CONTINUE READING

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