PCDD/PCDF levels in the blood of workers at a pulp and paper mill.
Blood samples from 34 workers at a pulp and paper mill and from 14 control persons were analysed for 2,3,7,8-substituted PCDDs and PCDFs.
There were no statistically significant differences in total lipid-adjusted PCDD/PCDF concentrations, expressed as toxic equivalents, in blood plasma between the potentially exposed bleaching plant or paper mill workers and the controls.
The mean level was 61 pg/g I-TEQ in bleaching plant workers, 60 pg/g I-TEQ in paper mill workers and 49 I-TEQ pg/g in controls.
Regarding the concentrations of individual isomers, however, there was an indication that the blood plasma concentrations might be affected by the living and working environment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dibenzofurane(polychloro), Dibenzo-p-dioxine(polychloro), Taux, Homme, Liquide biologique, Sang, Industrie papier, Exposition professionnelle, Pâte sulfate, Surveillance biologique, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rate, Human, Biological fluid, Blood, Paper industry, Occupational exposure, Sulfate pulp, Biological monitoring, Occupational medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0595134
Code Inist : 002B03L06. Création : 01/03/1996.