|Document ID (ISN)||108796|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Kalahasthi R.B., Rajmohan H.R., Rajan B.K., Karuna Kumar M.
||Urinary N-acetyl-beta -D-glucosaminidase and its isoenzymes A and B in workers exposed to cadmium at cadmium plating
||July 2007, Vol.2, No.5, 7p. 28 ref.
||This case-control study was carried out to determine the effect of cadmium exposure on urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) and its isoenzymes A and B among cadmium plating workers. It involved 100 workers of a telephone manufacturing plant in India, including 50 cadmium plating workers and an equal number of age and sex matched unexposed administrative staff. A significant increase of urinary total NAG and its isoenzymes A and B were noted in exposed group compared to controls. The levels of urinary NAG and its isoenzymes A and B were significantly correlated with cadmium levels in urine. Other findings are discussed. It is concluded that urinary NAG could be used as a biomarker for exposure to cadmium.
||cadmium and compounds; plating solutions; cadmium; electronics industry; exposure tests; electroplating
||India; isoenzymes; determination in urine; case-control study; enzyme activity determination; exposure evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
Cadmium and compounds
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment