Question of the Day – Monday January 8, 2018

Question: Which chemical has been proposed as a urinary biological marker of worker exposure to the chemical acrylamide?

Answer: Urinary S-carboxyethyl-cysteine (CEC) has been proposed as a possible biological marker of worker exposure to the chemical acrylamide. (Bull PJ et al. An occupational hygiene investigation of exposure to acrylamide and the role for urinary S-Carboxyethyl-Cysteine (CEC) as a biological marker. 2005 Anna Occ Hygiene 49(8):683-690)