Madinah is the second most important Muslim holy city in Saudi Arabia. Exceptionally during holy months, traffic congestion and consequent air emission of several pollutant compounds mainly carcinogenic Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is expected to reach high levels at certain places. Inhalation of air BaP emissions is the main route of entry into the human body. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess a biomarker of exposure to air BaP which is urinary 1-hydroxypyrene (1-OHP) among janitors and find out the relation between this biomarker with daily exposure to air BaP, some traffic and weather factors.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Transport & Health|
|Early online date||25 Jun 2018|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2018|