The Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene Biomarker in Street Janitors Exposed to Air Quality Changes Associated with Religious Events in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Kordi, Khalid, McNally, Richard and Namdeo, Anil (2018) The Urinary 1-Hydroxypyrene Biomarker in Street Janitors Exposed to Air Quality Changes Associated with Religious Events in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Transport & Health, 9. S52-S53. ISSN 2214-1405

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2018.05.038

Abstract

Madinah is the second most important Muslim holy city in Saudi Arabia. Exceptionally during holy months, traffic congestion and consequent air emission of several pollutant compounds mainly carcinogenic Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is expected to reach high levels at certain places. Inhalation of air BaP emissions is the main route of entry into the human body. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess a biomarker of exposure to air BaP which is urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) among janitors and find out the relation between this biomarker with daily exposure to air BaP, some traffic and weather factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 15:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2020 15:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43535

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