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Table 2 Human biomonitoring performed after the second and third incident (BM1, BM2), for details see Table 1

From: Accidental exposure to gas emissions from transit goods treated for pest control

Pat. Bromide [μg/L] Methyl bromide [μg/L] Ethylene oxide [μg/L] Ethylene dichloride [μg/L] Dichloro-methane [μg/L] Methanol [mg/L]
  BM1 BM2 BM1 BM2 BM2 BM2 BM2 BM1 BM2 BM1 BM2
1 2.8 5.7 <LOD <LOD 5.06 <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD
2 2.5 4.3 <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD 5.73 <LOD
3 2.8 5.2 <LOD <LOD 5.96 <LOD <LOD 0.51 <LOD <LOD <LOD
4 1.7 4.8 <LOD <LOD 3.00 <LOD <LOD <LOD 0.95 <LOD <LOD
5 4.3 4.9 <LOD 0.241 0.57 <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD
6 3.1 4.4 <LOD <LOD 6.17 <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD 0.67 <LOD
Con.   3.8 <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD <LOD
Ref.   5 n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.   
  1. The data show measurements of bromide (serum) and methyl bromide, ethylene oxide, ethylene dichloride, dichloromethane and methanol in whole blood samples. The bold data, indicate for values higher than the references. For details see Methods.
  2. Con. = controls (n = 30); n.d. not determined; Ref. DFG = reference values available from the Senate Commission of the German Research Council [DFG, 2012].