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Table 2 Hair platinum levels of participants

From: Occupational exposure of platinum-based anti-cancer drugs: five-year monitoring of hair and environmental samples in a single hospital

  Number Hair platinum levels (× 10−3 ngc)
Median (interquartile range) Min Max Variance
Office workers 15 2.17 (1.62–2.85) 1.34 24.56 33.78
All hospital workers (2010–2015)
 Users of PDsa 87 3.24 (2.35–4.42) 0.86 60.43 71.25
 Non-users 48 2.51 (1.61–4.74) 0.73 24.24 22.86
Patientsb 15 213.16 (31.90–627.25) 0 1230.46 150.214
  1. a Platinum-containing drug (PDs) handling within the past 3 months answered in questionnaire
  2. bPatients treated by standard preoperative chemotherapy certified by medical record
  3. cng Nanogram