Chronic effects of organic solvents on renal function were measured by creatinine clearances and urinary excretion rates of beta 2-microglobulin and albumin. Forty-three male printing trade workers occupationally exposed to different organic solvents for 9-25 years were compared with 43 age-matched male controls. No differences were found either in creatinine clearances or average basal levels of beta 2-microglobulin and albumin excretion rates, whereas a positive relation could be demonstrated between alcohol consumption on the day before the trial and urinary excretion rate of albumin. This investigation did not reveal any adverse renal effects of moderate chronic exposure to organic solvents in a group of active trade workers.
Journal of Internal Medicine, 1985, Vol 218, Issue 3, p. 323-7
Albuminuria; Clinical Trials as Topic; Creatinine; Environmental Exposure; Ethanol; Humans; Kidney; Male; Solvents; Time Factors; beta 2-Microglobulin