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Document ID (ISN)40124
CIS number 83-1310
ISSN - Serial title 0020-7233 - International Journal of Environmental Studies
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elinder C.G.
Title Cadmium and health: a survey
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.19, p.187-193. 43 ref.
Abstract A general non-specialist review. Section headings: production, uses and environmental contamination: exposure routes; cadmium in food, daily intake; metabolism; acute toxicity; chronic toxicity. Occupational exposure to cadmium (primarily airborne) is contrasted with exposure (primarily food-borne) in other environments. Epidemiological studies suggest that present TLVs (e.g. 50µg cadmium oxide/m3 workroom air in the United Kingdom) may not be low enough to prevent kidney damage on prolonged exposure. Whereas the renal cortex is the critical organ in long-term exposure, obstructive lung disease is the predominant effect at high levels of exposure.
Descriptors (primary) cadmium and compounds; nephrotoxic effects; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; obstructive ventilatory impairment; cadmium; limitation of exposure; metabolic process
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances