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Occupational exposure levels to wood dust in Italy, 1996–2006
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    Biological monitoring of wood dust exposure

    Dear Editor,

    This informative article on the occupational wood dust exposure in Italy requests a monitoring method for received personal doses. Such a method exists exploiting samples obtained by nasal lavage (1). It is based on the the chemical analysis for wood polyphenols. Although they are species specific they are good quantitative indicators of hardwood dust particles coarse enough to be retained in the na...

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