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Document ID (ISN)37657
CIS number 82-797
ISSN - Serial title 0007-1072 - British Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Stewart M., Hughes E.G.
Title Urinary β2 microglobulin in the biological monitoring of cadmium workers
Bibliographic information May 1981, Vol.38, No.2, p.170-174. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract Pre-employment values of urinary β2 microglobulin (β2m) were measurfed in 203 men not occupationally exposed to cadmium (Cd). The overall geometric mean was 76µg/l, but a significantly higher level of 96µg/l was found in specimens stored continually at -20°C compared with 73µg/l in specimens that thawed during transport. Sodium azide had been added to all specimens. Employees exposed to Cd pigments at ≥50µg/m3 for ≤11 years showed no evidence of raised urinary β2m. Raised urinary β2m concentrations were found in 5 known cases of Cd-induced proteinuria whose exposure ceased ≤15 years ago. Moderately raised concentrations were found in 7 subjects with a history of Cd oxide exposure, in whom proteinuria had not been detected.
Descriptors (primary) metal pigments; cadmium; urine monitoring; exposure tests
Descriptors (secondary) cadmium oxide; proteinuria; serum protein changes
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances