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Occupational exposure of foundry workers assessed by the urinary concentrations of 18 elements and arsenic species

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Autor(es):
Freire, Bruna Moreira [1] ; Lange, Camila Neves [1] ; Pedron, Tatiana [1] ; Monteiro, Lucilena Rebelo [2] ; Sanches, Livia Rentas [3] ; Pedreira-Filho, Walter dos Reis [4] ; Batista, Bruno Lemos [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Rua Santa Adelia 166, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[2] Comissao Nacl Energia Nucl, Ipen CNEN SP Inst Pesquisas Energet & Nucl, Ctr Quim & Meio Ambiente, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] Hosp Israelita Albert Einstein, Quim Especial Med Diagnost & Prevent, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[4] Fundacao Jorge Duprat Figueiredo Seguranca & Med, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 4
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY; v. 62, DEC 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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Background: Some raw materials applied in Fe foundry industries may contain potentially toxic elements. Thus, foundry worker's occupational exposure is a constant health concern. Method: In this study, 194 urine samples from foundry workers were analyzed by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for biomonitoring of Al, As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cr, Cs, Cu, Fe, I, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Sn, Se, U and Zn. Moreover, arsenic speciation was performed in representative samples of production sector workers (group A) and administration sector workers (group B). Results: Concentrations of As, Pb, Cd, Cu, Cs, I, Sb in urines from group A were higher than those found for group B. Samples of group A presented Cs, Ni, Mn, Pb, U and Zn concentrations higher than values reported for exposed workers assessed by other studies. Forty-four samples from group A exceed As-reference limits. Group A had approximately seven times more inorganic As (as arsenite) and 14 times more organic As (as dimethyl As) than group B. A statistically significant difference was observed in the elemental concentration in the workers' urine by the time in the function. Moreover, alcohol consumption is probably influencing the urine concentration of As, Ba, Cd, Co, Cu, Fe, I, Se and Zn. Conclusion: The monitored foundry workers are exposed to potentially toxic elements and more attention must be given to their health. Therefore, workplace safety conditions must be improved, and constant biomonitoring is necessary to ensure workers' health. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/05151-0 - Arsênio e arroz: monitoramento e estudos de (bio)remediação para segurança alimentar
Beneficiário:Bruno Lemos Batista
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Apoio a Jovens Pesquisadores
Processo FAPESP: 16/10060-9 - Equipamento multi-usuário (EMU) concedido no Processo FAPESP 2014/05151-0: espectrômetro de massas com plasma indutivamente acoplado hifenado a um cromatógrafo a líquido de alta eficiência (HPLC-ICP-MS)
Beneficiário:Bruno Lemos Batista
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Programa Equipamentos Multiusuários
Processo FAPESP: 17/20914-8 - Validação de método para determinação de elementos traço em urina para avaliação ocupacional de trabalhadores de fundição
Beneficiário:Bruna Moreira Freire
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado