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Document ID (ISN)35990
CIS number 81-1359
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) De Silva P.E., Donnan M.B.
Title Chronic cadmium poisoning in a pigment manufacturing plant.
Bibliographic information Feb. 1981, Vol.38, No.1, p.76-86. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract Cadmium concentrations in blood and urine of 12 past and present employees exposed to cadmium were determined. All 6 men who had worked in the production plant for 7 years or more showed signs of renal tubular damage; 2 of them exhibited exertional dyspnoea and pulmonary dysfunction. One had moderated airways obstruction. It is suggested that urinary Cd concentrations should be kept below 15µg/day to avoid the possibility of renal damage.
Descriptors (primary) paint and varnish industry; cadmium; respirable dust; pigments
Descriptors (secondary) renal damage; respiratory impairment; urine monitoring
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Chemical industry
Cadmium and compounds