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Document ID (ISN)38415
CIS number 82-1670
ISSN - Serial title Journal of Kanazawa Medical University
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kobayashi E.
Title Zinc levels in serum and urine of cadmium-exposed and nonexposed people
Bibliographic information Sep. 1981, Vol.6, No.3, p.123-126. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract Urine sampling of 19 itai-itai patients, 20 suspected patients, 28 women exposed to cadmium (Cd), and 31 non-exposed women were analysed for zinc (Zn), Cd and β2-microglobulin (MG). Serum samples from these groups were analysed for Zn. Urinary concentrations of Zn were almost equal in the Cd-exposed and non-exposed groups, although Cd and MG concentrations in urine were much higher in Cd-exposed subjects than in non-exposed subjects. Serum Zn levels were slightly lower in itai-itai patients than in non-exposed women. Urinary excretion of Zn was not increased in subjects with severe renal tubular damage caused by Cd exposure.
Descriptors (primary) urinary excretion; cadmium; biological effects; serum zinc level
Descriptors (secondary) proteins; renal damage; urine monitoring; women; itai-itai disease
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances