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Biological Monitoring is one of the most promising tools for performing an effective programme of prevention of the potentially toxic effects of chemicals in occupational environments. Its most interesting feature is the possibility of predicting toxicological diseases at a very early stage by means of measurement of indicators of dose and effects. For industrial chemicals such as aromatic amines, aromatic nitro compounds, carbamate pesticides and nickel a description of the types and characteristics of indicators is given. The limitation and difficulties inherent in biological monitoring are analysed, indicating the goals for further research in this field.

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Authors: ALESSIO L, JRC Ispra Estab., 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);BONI M, JRC Ispra Estab., 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);ROI R, JRC Ispra Estab., 21020 Ispra (VA) (IT);BERLIN A (EDITORS), CEC (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11478 EN (1988) FS, 82 pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
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