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Document ID (ISN)38018
CIS number 82-1344
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vorob'eva R.S., Bubnova N.I.
Title Biological effects of cadmium metal and cadmium telluride
Original title Dejstvie na organizm ėlementarnogo i telluristogo kadmija [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Feb. 1981, No.2, p.42-43. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract Metallic cadmium (Cd) is highly toxic in animals when ingested and moderately toxic when inhaled. Both Cd and Cd telluride have marked cumulative properties and constitute a severe risk of chronic poisoning. Cd telluride poisoning is characterised by calcium metabolism and thermoregulation disorders. The pneumatic, fibrogenic and gonadotropic effects of Cd telluride are similar to those of metallic Cd and other Cd compounds; they are due to the presence of the Cd ion in the molecule of the substance. A threshold limit value of 0.5mg/m3 for Cd telluride in the workplace air is recommended as a precaution.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; biological effects; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) animal experiments; histopathology; cadmium; cumulative properties; inhalation toxicity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances