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Document ID (ISN)19325
CIS number 73-323
ISSN - Serial title 0021-5082 - Japanese Journal of Hygiene - Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nogawa K.
Title Lead and cadmium hazards to pottery painters
Bibliographic information June 1972, Vol.27, No.2, p.259-266. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract In a study of the health hazards of lead and cadmium in pottery glaze of pigments, physical examinations were carried out on 283 pottery painters. Urinary concentrations of lead and cadmium were higher than in controls, suggesting abnormal but slight accumulation of these metals within the body. High urinary lead concentrations were accompanied by low haematocrits and haemoglobin levels. Workers with high urinary concentrations of both lead and cadmium presented particularlymarked anaemia, and it is suggested that these metals may exert a synergic action.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; pottery industry; biological hazards; lead and compounds
Descriptors (secondary) paints and varnishes; lead; anaemia; enamels; pottery finishing; occupational health survey; determination in urine; human experiments; synergism; absorbed dose; urine cytology; cadmium; haemoglobin level
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Inorganic substances
Glass, pottery and related materials
Lead and compounds
Cadmium and compounds