Some immunological parametes in workers occupationally exposed to n-hexane.
1 To estimate the quantitative relation between exposure to airborne n-hexane and various markers of immune function, 35 male workers were examined and compared with unexposed controls. 2 Urinary 2,5-hexanedione concentrations were significantly higher in the exposed group than in the unexposed. 3 A significant suppression was observed in the serum immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM and IgA) levels between two populations.
Also, a significant correlation was found between urinary 2,5-hexanedione concentrations and serum Ig level of the exposed group. 4 No significant difference between white blood cell counts was found in the two groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hexane, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Immunopathologie, Réponse immune, Hexane-2,5-dione, Solvant organique, Surveillance biologique, Leucocyte, Immunoglobuline
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hexane, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Immunopathology, Immune response, Organic solvent, Biological monitoring, Leukocyte, Immunoglobulins
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