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Clinics in occupational and environmental medicine

Biologic markers of exposure to chlorinated solvents.


PMID 15325313

Abstract

This article presents the current knowledge and clinical applications of the use of biomarkers of exposure to the halogenated solvents 1,1,1 trichloroethane (methylchloroform), trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), and 1,1 dichloroethylene (vinylidene chloride). Although some studies have shown that protein and DNA adducts may form with chlorinated hydrocarbons, their application has not been validated sufficiently to justify their use as biologic markers of exposure.