Traduction en anglais : Human biomonitoring after a severe chemical accident : results of investigations after the Hoechst accident on 22 february 1993.
A major industrial chemical accident occurred on 22 February 1993 at Hoechst AG Frankfurt/Germany.
Approximately 11.8 tons of a chemical mixture (mostly chlorinated nitroarenes) were emitted, resulting in heavy contamination of Schwanheim, a nearby housing area.
Urine samples were collected from the inhabitants of the affected area a few days after the accident and were analyzed for o-nitrophenol (ONP) as a representative metabolite to assess the actual uptake of the pollutants.
As a result, ONP was found in urines of control subjects from elsewhere, an observation hitherto not described in the literature.
Mean ONP excretion was about three times higher in the Schwanheim population than in the controls.
Mots-clés Pascal : Polluant, Environnement, Accident, Industrie chimique, Arène, Composé nitro, Surveillance biologique, Homme, Urine, Zone résidentielle, Phénol(nitro)
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pollutant, Environment, Accident, Chemical industry, Arene, Nitro compound, Biological monitoring, Human, Urine, Residential zone
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0715653
Code Inist : 002B03M01. Création : 09/06/1995.