Porphyrin, mercury, and creatinine levels in single-void urine specimens ( « spot samples ») were compared with calculated 24-hour urine concentrations among 146 (77 male and 69 female) practicing dentists who are participating in an ongoing study of urinary porphyrin changes as a biomarker of mercury body burden.
All subjects had urinary mercury concentrations <= 5 mug/L, a level comparable to that of the general US population and which is below that determined to be associated with mercury-induced changes in urinary porphyrin excretion rates.
The results confirmed previous findings of no significant diurnal variation in any of the porphyrin levels normally found in urine or in total porphyrin levels combined among males but describe significant diurnal variations in most porphyrin levels as well as concentrations of total porphyrins combined among females.
Similarly, no evidence of large diurnal variation in mercury excretion among males was apparent, whereas significant diurnal variation in the mercury excretion rate among females was found.
Creatinine adjustment of porphyrin or mercury concentrations had no significant effect on these findings.
Moreover, no evidence of diurnal variation in urinary creatinine excretion among either male or female subjects was obtained, despite substantial between-subject variability in this parameter. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Sexe, Médecine travail, Mercure, Dentiste, Dose faible, Surveillance biologique, Marqueur biologique, Liquide biologique, Urine, Porphyrine, Méthodologie, Validation, Rythme circadien, Evaluation, Homme, Comparaison intraindividuelle, Comparaison interindividuelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Sex, Occupational medicine, Mercury, Dentist, Low dose, Biological monitoring, Biological marker, Biological fluid, Urine, Porphyrin, Methodology, Validation, Circadian rhythm, Evaluation, Human, Intraindividual comparison, Interindividual comparison
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0075228
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 31/05/1999.