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Document ID (ISN)28104
CIS number 77-1961
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Fell G.S., Ottaway J.M., Hussein F.E.R.
Title Application of blood cadmium analysis to industry using an atomic fluorescence method.
Bibliographic information May 1977, Vol.34, No.2, p.106-109. 9 ref.
Abstract A flame photometric method using atomic fluorescence for cadmium (Cd) estimation is described. The system employs a modified, low-cost atomic absorption spectrophotometer with a high intensity Cd light source. The method permits 1 in 5 dilution of blood for analysis, and processing of 25 duplicates/h, with acceptable precision. In tests in general categories of worker (blood Cd:65.2nmol/l) demolition workers (137.9nmol/l) and shipbreakers (105.9nmol/l) there was a relation between increases in blood Cd and in blood Pb, which was statistically significant for the shipbreakers.
Descriptors (primary) fluorescence spectrometry; cadmium; determination in blood
Descriptors (secondary) shipbreaking; demolition; lead industry; description of technique; atomic absorption spectrometry
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Shipwrecking
Cadmium and compounds