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Document ID (ISN)37902
CIS number 82-1098
ISSN - Serial title 0081-928X - Sumitomo Bulletin of Industrial Health
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Komoike Y., Takano Y., Nakamura K., Horiguchi S.
Title Results of health examinations of cadmium handlers in a refining/smelting plant
Bibliographic information Apr. 1981, No.17, p.53-58. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract Urinary cadmium (Cd) was determined twice a year in 250 refining-smelting plant workers, of whom two-thirds were 30-49 years old, and in a group of subcontractors of whom 42% were ≥50 years old. Cd concentrations in the working environments were generally < 1/10-1/30 of the Japanese TLV of 0.1mg/m3. 15.6% of remelters, 9.3% of subcontractors, 5.7% of blast-furnace workers, and 5.3% of electrolysis workers were found with > 10µg/L urinary Cd excretion.
Descriptors (primary) urine monitoring; smelting plants; ore reduction; cadmium
Descriptors (secondary) exposure tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Biological monitoring
Smelting and refining operations
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances