Utility of urinary 1-naphthol and 2-naphthol levels to assess environmental carbaryl and naphthalene exposure in an epidemiology study

@article{Meeker2007UtilityOU,
  title={Utility of urinary 1-naphthol and 2-naphthol levels to assess environmental carbaryl and naphthalene exposure in an epidemiology study},
  author={John D Meeker and Dana Boyd Barr and Berrin Serdar and Stephen M. Rappaport and Russ Hauser},
  journal={Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={314-320}
}
We recently reported associations between urinary 1-naphthol (1N) levels and several intermediate measures of male reproductive health, namely sperm motility, serum testosterone levels, and sperm DNA damage. However, because 1N is a major urinary metabolite of both naphthalene and the insecticide carbaryl, exposure misclassification stemming from differences in exposure source was probable and interpretation of the results was limited. As naphthalene, but not carbaryl, is also metabolized to 2… CONTINUE READING