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Determination of urinary alkoxyacetic acids by a rapid and simple method for biological monitoring of workers exposed to glycol ethers and their acetates.

International archives of occupational and environmental health (1993-01-01)
T Sakai, T Araki, Y Masuyama
ABSTRACT

In control subjects and workers exposed to glycol ethers and their acetates, we determined the urinary metabolites (three alkoxyacetic acids) by a simple and rapid method. Levels of urinary metabolites were significantly higher in the solvent workers than in the nonexposed subjects. The exposure levels measured by personal monitoring of breathing zone air were far below the threshold limit value. The present results indicate that determination of urinary alkoxyacetic acids by the practical method used here is useful for evaluating excessive exposure to solvents.

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Ethoxyacetic acid, 98%