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Document ID (ISN)45867
CIS number 86-694
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Liu Y., Huang J., Luo C., Xu B., Zhang C.
Title Effects of cadmium on cadmium workers
Bibliographic information 1985, Vol.11, Supplement 4, p.29-32. 9 ref.
Abstract Epidemiologic study of 65 workers in a cadmium-refining plant in China. The average airborne cadmium oxide concentrations ranged from 0.004 to 0.187mg/m3 at most work stations. Except for some vague symptoms and reports of anosmia, no significant abnormalities were found in the clinical examinations. The majority of exposed workers had increased blood and urine cadmium levels. 9 cases (13.8%) with suspected or mild renal tubular damage were identified.
Descriptors (primary) China; renal damage; non-ferrous metal industries; smelting plants; cadmium
Descriptors (secondary) epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Smelting and refining operations
Cadmium and compounds