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Document ID (ISN)58112
CIS number 92-845
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1991
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Tennant C.J.
Title Potential contribution of dietary sources to urinary cadmium and β2-microglobulin excretion of occupationally exposed workers
Bibliographic information Nov. 1991, Vol.33, No.11, p.1175-1179. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract To determine the potential contribution dietary cadmium may have toward total urinary excretion of cadmium and β2-microglobulin of occupationally exposed workers, 260 residents of the town of Walsall (England) who grew a proportion of their vegetable diet in urban garden soils were studied. Urinary excretions of cadmium were significantly elevated above those reported for the general population (p<.001). For nonsmoking, nonoccupationally exposed residents, urinary excretion of cadmium was found to be up to 34% of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Biological Exposure Index. In evaluating biological monitoring data of cadmium-exposed workers, the potential significance of dietary intake from urban grown produce should not be overlooked.
Descriptors (primary) non-occupational factors; cadmium; diet; urinary excretion
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; creatinine; creatinine excretion; environmental pollution; vegetables
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances