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Using Urinary Ortho-Cresol Levels to Monitor Exposure to Toluene

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

A person exposed to toluene from industrial processes or from volatile substance abuse (glue sniffing) metabolize it and excrete the breakdown products in the urine. Monitoring the urine for metabolites is more convenient than breath or breath analysis.

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