Acrylonitrile exposure in the general population following a major train accident in Belgium: a human biomonitoring study.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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BACKGROUND: On Saturday May 4, 2013, a train transporting chemicals derailed in the village of Wetteren (Belgium) and caused a leak of acrylonitrile (ACN).OBJECTIVES: To assess the human exposure to acrylonitrile in the local population with the highest suspected exposure.METHODS: Between May 18-25, 242 residents participated in the study. N-2-cyanoethylvaline (CEV), a biomarker that is highly specific for ACN exposure, was measured in the blood. To account for potential influence by smoking, cotinine was determined in the urine. Participants also filled in a short questionnaire.RESULTS: In…

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