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Concentrations of tetrachloroethene in blood and trichloroacetic acid in urine in workers and neighbours of dry-cleaning shops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1544687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetrachloroethene concentrations in blood and trichloroacetic acid concentrations in urine were determined--primarily over the course of a week--for 29 persons living in the vicinity of dry-cleaning shops. The mean levels of tetrachloroethene increased during the week. In some neighbours concentrations were exceeding the German biological threshold limit value for tetrachloroethene (1000 micrograms/l blood), persisting over the whole week in one case. The concentrations of tetrachloroethene in blood depended on the floor and the construction type of the building where these people were living, but not of the type of system used in the dry-cleaning shops. 5 of 12 dry-cleaners were found to have tetrachloroethene levels exceeding the German biological threshold limit value, some of them by a considerable amount.
W Popp; G Müller; B Baltes-Schmitz; B Wehner; C Vahrenholz; W Schmieding; M Benninghoff; K Norpoth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International archives of occupational and environmental health     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0340-0131     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Arch Occup Environ Health     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-13     Completed Date:  1992-04-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512134     Medline TA:  Int Arch Occup Environ Health     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut für Hygiene und Arbeitsmedizin, Universitätsklinikum, Gesamthochschule Essen, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Environmental Exposure*
Occupational Exposure
Tetrachloroethylene / blood*
Trichloroacetic Acid / urine*
Reg. No./Substance:
127-18-4/Tetrachloroethylene; 76-03-9/Trichloroacetic Acid

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