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Document ID (ISN)64074
CIS number 95-641
ISSN - Serial title 0098-4108 - Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Srikanth R., Khanam A., Rao V.
Title Cadmium levels in the urine of male sewage sludge farmers of Hyderabad, India
Bibliographic information Sep. 1994, Vol.43, No.1, p.1-6. 18 ref.
Abstract Urinary cadmium levels of 45 non-smoking sewage sludge farmers of different age groups and exposure were found to be significantly higher than those of the non-smoking general population of similar age group with no occupational exposure. Mean concentrations of urinary cadmium among the farmers varied from 2.92µg/L for those with 10 years exposure to 7.07µg/L for those with 25 years exposure. Further studies are required to determine any long-term effects of exposure to cadmium-containing sludge.
Descriptors (primary) India; agricultural operations; sewage treatment; cadmium; exposure evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) length of exposure; determination in urine; food contamination
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Exposure evaluation
Cadmium and compounds
Inorganic substances