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House dust and inorganic urinary arsenic in two Arizona mining towns.

Authors
Hysong-TA; Burgess-JL; Cebrian-ME; O'Rourke-MK
Source
J Expo Anal Environ Epidemiol 2003 May; 13(3):211-218
NIOSHTIC No.
20031200
Abstract
Residents of copper mining and smelting towns may have increased risk of arsenic exposure from elevated arsenic contained in environmental media. To determine the relation of arsenic in house dust to inorganic urinary arsenic concentrations, a door-to-door survey was conducted in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona. A total of 122 households (404 individuals) participated; 85 provided dust samples. Urine was collected at first morning void and analyzed for total and speciated arsenic. Speciation of arsenic was performed in samples with total arsenic above 10 micro g/l (N=106). The generalized estimating equation was used to determine the relation between urinary and house dust arsenic concentrations, allowing adjustment for the correlation of measurements obtained from the same home. Seafood consumption during the past 3 days and smoking contributed significantly to inorganic urinary arsenic, after adjusting for age and gender. Arsenic in house dust was not significantly associated with inorganic urinary arsenic measurements in this population.
Keywords
Dusts; Dust-particles; Inorganic-compounds; Arsenic-compounds; Miners; Mining-industry; Copper-dust; Copper-compounds; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Dust-exposure; Dust-sampling; Environmental-exposure; Environmental-health-monitoring; Age-factors; Statistical-analysis
Contact
California Air Resources Board, 1001 I. St., PO Box 2815, Sacramento, California 95812, USA
CODEN
JEAEE9
CAS No.
7440-38-2; 7440-50-8
Publication Date
20030501
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
thysong@arb.ca.gov
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-CCT-910446
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1053-4245
Source Name
Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology
State
AZ
Performing Organization
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
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