Effects of occupational chronic co-exposure to n-hexane, toluen, and methyl ethyl ketone on NK cell activity and some immunoregulatory cytokine levels in shoe workers


Yucesoy B., ATAK YÜCEL A. , Erdem O., Burgaz S. , Imir T., Karakaya A., ...More

HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY, vol.18, no.9, pp.541-546, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1191/096032799678845115
  • Title of Journal : HUMAN & EXPERIMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.541-546

Abstract

1 To evaluate the effects of occupational long-term coexposure to n-hexane, toluen, and methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) on NK cell activity and serum IL-2, gamma-IFN levels, we studied a group of workers employed in a shoe factory where the jobs include use of glues and adhesives containing mainly n-hexane, and at low concentrations, toluen and MEK.