ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)34063
CIS number 80-1372
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iwao S., Tsuchiya K., Sakurai H.
Title Serum and urinary beta-2-microglobulin among cadmium-exposed workers.
Bibliographic information June 1980, Vol.22, No.6, p.399-402. 22 ref.
Abstract 10 workers with past heavy Cd exposure, 3 with low exposure, and 5 controls were studied. Blood and urinary Cd were higher in the heavily exposed workers even after cessation of exposure. Elevated blood Cd was significantly associated with elevated serum β-2-microglobulin (β2M). High β2M in urine is not necessarily due to tubular impairment but may result from a plasma β2M level exceeding the renal threshold.
Descriptors (primary) serum globulins; proteinuria; non-ferrous metal industries; cadmium; silver alloys
Descriptors (secondary) urine monitoring; renal insufficiency
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Smelting and refining operations
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances