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Document ID (ISN)45338
CIS number 86-153
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong B.G., Kazantzis G.
Title Prostatic cancer and chronic respiratory and renal disease in British cadmium workers: a case control study
Bibliographic information Aug. 1985, Vol.42, No.8, p.540-545. 12 ref.
Abstract This case-control study examined the possible association between certain diseases and intensity and duration of exposure to cadmium. The only clearly statistically significant association was between deaths due to bronchitis or emphysema and exposure to high levels of cadmium fume. There was suggestive evidence at the p=0.10 level of an increased risk of death from nephritis or nephrosis after high exposure. Marginally increased (but not statistically significant) risks were noted for death from prostatic cancer after high or medium exposure to cadmium.
Descriptors (primary) mortality; renal diseases; cadmium; prostatic cancer; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) nephritis; nephrosis; epidemiologic study; emphysema; bronchitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Diseases of the reproductive system
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)