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Document ID (ISN)44797
CIS number 85-1683
ISSN - Serial title 0032-6291 - Pracovní lékařství
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Petržela K., Hůzl F., Senft V.
Title Chronic poisoning by cadmium in women in the manufacture of alkaline storage batteries
Original title Chronické otravy kadmiem u žen při výrobě alkalických akumulátorů [in Czech]
Bibliographic information Aug. 1983, Vol.35, No.8, p.335-339. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract Forty women and 2 men exposed to dust containing cadmium oxide in a storage battery factory were examined. Two cases fitting the criteria of chronic cadmium poisoning according to Czechoslovak regulations were found. There was kidney damage, an increase in the ratio of microproteins to macroproteins in the urine, and an increase in the activity of δ-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) in the blood. The observations are consistent with the results of previous in-vitro and in-vivo experiments.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; ALAD; battery and dry cell manufacture; renal damage; proteinuria; serum protein changes
Descriptors (secondary) cadmium
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Cadmium and compounds
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Blood diseases
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment