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The results of a study in which urinary ethylenethiourea (ETU & rpar ; was assayed in the general population (167 subjects & rpar ; of four Regions of Italy (Veneto, Lombardy, Piedmont and Trentino Alto Adige & rpar ; are reported.
The results are compared with those in a population of 97 subjects from Rovescala, a hillside wine-producing town a few kilometres from Pavia, where ethylenebisdithiocarbamates are sprayed by helicopter.
It was found that an average of 24% of the populations of the four regions, taken together, had urinary ETU levels above detection limits (1.0 mu g l-1 & rpar ; as compared to 37% of the population of Rovescala.
The ranges of concentration were 0.8-8.3 mug l-1 for the four regions and 0.9-61.4 mug l-1 for Rovescala.
Statistically significant variables for urinary ETU levels were smoking and wine drinking.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dithiocarbamate organique, Produit dégradation, Fongicide, Pesticide, Epidémiologie, Homme, Taux, Liquide biologique, Urine, Italie, Europe, Variation géographique, Contamination, Aliment, Milieu rural, Milieu urbain, Imidazolidinethione-2
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organic dithiocarbamate, Degradation product, Fungicide, Pesticides, Epidemiology, Human, Rate, Biological fluid, Urine, Italy, Europe, Geographical variation, Contamination, Food, Rural environment, Urban environment
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Cote : 97-0016474
Code Inist : 002B03G. Création : 21/05/1997.