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Título: Urinary levels of monohydroxyl PAH metabolites in portuguese firefighters: background levels and impact of tobacco smoke
Autor: Oliveira, M.
Slezakova, K.
Gomes, Maria José
Azevedo, Ana
Teixeira, J.P.
Delerue-Matos, C.
Pereira, M.C.
Morais, S.
Palavras-chave: Monohydroxyl PAH
Urinary levels
Tobacco smoke
Data: 2016
Editora: Sociedade Portuguesa de Química
Citação: Oliveira, M.; Slezakova, K.; Gomes, Maria José; Azevedo, Ana; Teixeira, J.P.; Delerue-Matos, C.; Pereira, M.C.; Morais, S. (2016). Urinary levels of monohydroxyl PAH metabolites in Portuguese firefighters: background levels and impact of tobacco smoke. In XXII Encontro Luso-Galego de Química. Bragança
Resumo: Firefighting occupational exposure is classified as possible carcinogen to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [1,2].  Tobacco smoke is a very important factor in the assessment of occupational exposure of workers, since the prolonged exposure to tobacco smoke is by itself the major cause of lung cancer [3]. The consumption of tobacco is responsible for the exposure to many smoke components including more than sixty known carcinogens, including some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) [4].  PAHs are ubiquitous compounds formed during pyrolysis or incomplete combustion of organic matter, being well-known for their toxic, mutagenic, and carcinogenic properties to humans [5,6]. So far, the impact of tobacco smoke on firefighters’ total exposure to PAHs is very limited.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/13606
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