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Document ID (ISN)108796
CIS number 08-1389
ISSN - Serial title 1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kalahasthi R.B., Rajmohan H.R., Rajan B.K., Karuna Kumar M.
Title Urinary N-acetyl-beta -D-glucosaminidase and its isoenzymes A and B in workers exposed to cadmium at cadmium plating
Bibliographic information July 2007, Vol.2, No.5, 7p. 28 ref.
Abstract This case-control study was carried out to determine the effect of cadmium exposure on urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) and its isoenzymes A and B among cadmium plating workers. It involved 100 workers of a telephone manufacturing plant in India, including 50 cadmium plating workers and an equal number of age and sex matched unexposed administrative staff. A significant increase of urinary total NAG and its isoenzymes A and B were noted in exposed group compared to controls. The levels of urinary NAG and its isoenzymes A and B were significantly correlated with cadmium levels in urine. Other findings are discussed. It is concluded that urinary NAG could be used as a biomarker for exposure to cadmium.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; plating solutions; cadmium; electronics industry; exposure tests; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) India; isoenzymes; determination in urine; case-control study; enzyme activity determination; exposure evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Inorganic substances
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Surface treatment
Cadmium and compounds