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Document ID (ISN)41778
CIS number 84-793
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sorahan T., Adams R.G., Waterhouse J.A.H.
Title Analysis of mortality from nephritis and nephrosis among nickel-cadmium battery workers
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, Vol.25, No.8, p.609-612. 10 ref.
Abstract 3025 workers were studied. Observed deaths from nephritis and nephrosis and all (non-cancer) diseases of the genito-urinary system were not significantly different from those of the general population of England and Wales. No significant association between cadmium exposure and mortality emerged from a comparison between exposures of those who had died from these causes and of survivors. Separate analysis of 39 workers with cadmium nephropathy (proteinuria) showed a just-significant difference in obsered and expected deaths for all cancers, and a mortality for non-cancers close to expectation.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; mortality; battery and dry cell manufacture; nephritis; respirable dust; renal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; proteinuria; comparative study; cadmium; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment
Cadmium and compounds