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Document ID (ISN)45966
CIS number 86-749
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elinder C.G., Edling C., Lindberg E., Kňgedal B., Vesterberg O.
Title Assessment of renal function in workers previously exposed to cadmium
Bibliographic information Nov. 1985, Vol.42, No.11, p.754-760. Illus. 38 ref.
Abstract Renal function was evaluated in 60 workers previously exposed to cadmium in a factory using cadmium-containing solders and in 32 controls. Tubular damage in the form of β2-microglobulinuria was found in 40% of the exposed workers, and urinary albumin and orosomucoid increased significantly with increasing urinary cadmium and increasing relative clearance of β2-microglobulin. There were no cases of typical glomerular proteinuria that could be related to cadmium. Renal stones were more common among workers with high urinary cadmium concentrations. Tubular dysfunction was noted in some of the exposed workers.
Descriptors (primary) renal damage; cadmium; soldering and brazing
Descriptors (secondary) renal dysfunction; renal function tests; proteinuria
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Welding and cutting
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances