Saliva as a biomarker of arsenic exposure
2014 (English)In: One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, CRC Press, 2014, 540-542 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Saliva is a biofluid that has not been used extensively as a biomonitoring tool in epidemiological studies. This study presents the arsenic (As) concentrations in saliva samples collected from populations of West Bengal, India. We found a significant (p < 0.05) association between the Log transformed Daily Ingestion of As (μg day-1) and the As concentration in saliva (r = 0.68). Additionally, As concentration of saliva and urine also had a significant positive correlation (r = 0.60, p < 0.05). Male participants, smokers and cases of skin lesion were independently and significantly associated with increase in salivary As. Thus our findings show that saliva is a useful biomarker of As exposure in the study population.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CRC Press, 2014. 540-542 p.
Arsenic, Arsenic exposure, Biomonitoring tools, Epidemiological studies, Positive correlations, Skin lesion, West Bengal, India
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157892ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84907362770ISBN: 978-113800141-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157892DiVA: diva2:772699
5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014, 11 May 2014 through 16 May 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
QC 201412172014-12-172014-12-172014-12-17Bibliographically approved