ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Espańol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)41368
CIS number 84-465
ISSN - Serial title 0236-607X - Munkavédelem, munka- és üzemegészségügy
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Timár M., Kabai J., Horkay F., Groszmann M., Ormos G., Süveges M., Grónai É., Barna T.
Title Exposure to cadmium and its effect on kidney function
Original title Kadmium expozíció, hatása a veseműködésre [in Hungarian]
Bibliographic information 1983, Vol.29, No.7-9, p.147-151. 22 ref.
Abstract Cadmium concentration in blood (CdB) and urine (CdU), and total protein and β2-microglobulin in urine were determined in 3 groups of workers (100 agricultural workers not exposed to cadmium, 204 industrial workers not exposed to cadmium, 39 exposed industrial workers). CdB in unexposed industrial workers was 3-4 times higher than in agricultural workers, but still below the WHO-recommended TLV of 1µg/100ml. In the exposed group, all 4 measurements yielded significantly higher results than in the unexposed industrial group; this means that renal dysfunction occurred, though no other clinical symptoms of cadmium poisoning were observed.
Descriptors (primary) renal dysfunction; cadmium; nephrotoxic effects
Descriptors (secondary) threshold limit values; comparative study; long-term exposure
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances