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Styrene: development of a biologic standard for the industrial worker by breath analysis.

Authors
Hake-CL; Stewart-RD; Wu-A; Graff-SA; Forster-HV; Keeler-W; Lebrun-AJ; Newton-PE; Soto-RJ
Source
NIOSH 1977 Jan; :142 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00120684
Abstract
Monitoring techniques for styrene (100425) inhalation exposures were evaluated. Eighteen subjects were exposed to styrene vapor concentrations from 20 to 125 parts per million (ppm) from 1 to 7.5 hours per day for 1 week. Alveolar breath samples were taken 15 minutes after exposure. Blood styrene concentration and urinary metabolites were measured. An unexplained increase in basophils in subjects exposed to 125ppm of styrene. Blood styrene and urinary metabolite concentrations were limited in value for determining styrene exposure due to their large variability and the difficulty in obtaining and analyzing the samples. Alveolar breath samples provided an excellent measure of styrene exposure. The authors suggest that an alveolar value greater than 2.8ppm indicates an accumulated body burden of styrene that could be injurious to the health of the worker.
Keywords
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-72-0084; Plastics; Polymers; Humans; Health-surveys; Hematology; Urinalysis; Occupational-medicine; Medical-monitoring
CAS No.
100-42-5
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
Final Contract Report
Funding Type
Contract
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB83-105692
NTIS Price
A08
Identifying No.
Contract-099-72-0084
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
The Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Environmental Medicine
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