The main aim of this study was to investigate the cobalt (Co) concentrations in urine along 4 months and their relationship with Co concentrations in blood and haemoglobin (adducts) in 34 workers from a hard metal manufacturing plant where metallic Co and Co oxide were used. Furthermore, the excretion kinetics of Co was investigated and the half-lives of Co in blood, plasma and urine were calculated along 18 days of non-exposure in the same workers.

Biological monitoring of cobalt in hard metal factory workers

PRINCIVALLE, Andrea;CERPELLONI, Marzia;FRANCESCHI, Antonia;PERBELLINI, Luigi
2017-01-01

Abstract

The main aim of this study was to investigate the cobalt (Co) concentrations in urine along 4 months and their relationship with Co concentrations in blood and haemoglobin (adducts) in 34 workers from a hard metal manufacturing plant where metallic Co and Co oxide were used. Furthermore, the excretion kinetics of Co was investigated and the half-lives of Co in blood, plasma and urine were calculated along 18 days of non-exposure in the same workers.
Biomonitoring; Blood; Cobalt; Haemoglobin adducts; Hard metal workers; Urine
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