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Document ID (ISN)42958
CIS number 84-1971
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lindberg E., Vesterberg O.
Title Urinary excretion of proteins in chromeplaters, exchromeplaters and referents
Bibliographic information Dec. 1983, Vol.9, No.6, p.505-510. 20 ref.
Abstract β2-microglobulin (MG) was measured in the urine of 24 presently exposed chromeplaters, 27 previously exposed chromeplaters and 37 referents. The MG concentration and the number of values >0.30mg/l was higher in the presently exposed group than in the referents. A dose-effect relation between the concentration of hexavalent chromium in air and the number of elevated values of urinary MG was found in the presently exposed group. No differences were found between the previously exposed group and the referents. There were no indications that exposure raised the excretion of albumin in urine. An acute effect on the kidney tubules is indicated which is reversible even in workers with previous relatively high exposure.
Descriptors (primary) proteinuria; chromium; electroplating
Descriptors (secondary) proteins; exposure evaluation; urinary excretion; renal dysfunction
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Surface treatment
Inorganic substances