Phthalates Exposure and Occupational Symptoms among Slovakian Hairdressing Apprentices
AbstractThe objectives of the study were to examine occupational exposure to phthalates of hairdressing apprentices from Slovakia (n = 74, 89.2% females; 10.8% males), outcomes related to body composition and pulmonary functions. We used high-performance liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry to the quantified urinary concentration of phthalates. Pulmonary function test (PFT), anthropometric measurements, and questionnaire were also conducted. We observed a decrease of % of predicted values of forced vital capacity (FVC% of PV) related exposure to mono(2-ethyl-5-oxohexyl) phthalate (MEOHP; p = 0.054) and sum of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate metabolites (∑DEHP; p = 0.037), and a decrease of % of predicted values of vital capacity (VC% of PV) related to exposure to MEOHP, ∑DEHP (p = 0.008), and mono(2-ethyl-5-hydroxyhexyl) phthalate (MEHHP; p = 0.014) in females. We detected associations between forced vital capacity (FVC) with weight (p = 0.002) and fat-free mass index (FFMI, p = 0.010). Vital capacity (VC) and VC% of PV increased with weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), waist-hip ratio (WHR), the waist-height ratio (WHtR), fat mass index (FMI) and FFMI in females (p ≤ 0.014). Results of multivariate regression between PFT and anthropometric parameters adjusted to phthalates indicated exposure to MnBP and MEHP, changing body structure (BMI and FMI), subsequently affecting values of FEV1/FVC. View Full-Text
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Kolena, B.; Petrovicova, I.; Sidlovska, M.; Hlisnikova, H.; Tomasovova, E.; Zoldakova, V.; Trajtelova, H.; Rybansky, L.; Wimmerova, S.; Trnovec, T. Phthalates Exposure and Occupational Symptoms among Slovakian Hairdressing Apprentices. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 3321.
Kolena B, Petrovicova I, Sidlovska M, Hlisnikova H, Tomasovova E, Zoldakova V, Trajtelova H, Rybansky L, Wimmerova S, Trnovec T. Phthalates Exposure and Occupational Symptoms among Slovakian Hairdressing Apprentices. Applied Sciences. 2019; 9(16):3321.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kolena, Branislav; Petrovicova, Ida; Sidlovska, Miroslava; Hlisnikova, Henrieta; Tomasovova, Eliska; Zoldakova, Veronika; Trajtelova, Hana; Rybansky, Lubomir; Wimmerova, Sona; Trnovec, Tomas. 2019. "Phthalates Exposure and Occupational Symptoms among Slovakian Hairdressing Apprentices." Appl. Sci. 9, no. 16: 3321.
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