Biological monitoring of occupational cobalt exposure in the United Kingdom.
Cobalt and hard metal disease. European congress. Begamo ITA, 1992/05/12.
The determination of urinary cobalt levels has been shown to be of value in the monitoring of occupational exposure and absorption of the metal.
A rapid atomic absorption spectrophotometric method for measuring cobalt in urine is described, which has been used for biological monitoring of exposed workers from different occupational groups.
Highest urine cobalt concentrations were associated with the handling of cobalt containing powders in the chemical industry (median 93 nmol/mmol creatinine) and hard metal manufacture (median 19 nmol/mmol creatinine).
Significant urinary excretion of cobalt was also associated with hardmetal finishing and tool making activities.
(median 17 nmol/mmol creatinine).
Mots-clés Pascal : Cobalt, Toxicité, Homme, Exposition professionnelle, Royaume Uni, Europe, Surveillance biologique, Médecine travail, Urine, Liquide biologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cobalt, Toxicity, Human, Occupational exposure, United Kingdom, Europe, Biological monitoring, Occupational medicine, Urine, Biological fluid
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Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199501.