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Document ID (ISN)65935
CIS number 96-150
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nuyts G.D., Van Vlem E., Thys J., De Leersnijder D., D'Haese P.C., Elseviers M.M., De Broe M.E.
Title New occupational risk factors for chronic renal failure
Bibliographic information 1 July 1995, Vol.346, No.8966, p.7-11. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract Occupational histories of 272 men and women with chronic renal failure were compared with those of 272 matched controls. Significantly increased risks of chronic renal failure were found for exposure to lead, copper, chromium, tin, mercury, welding fumes, silicon-containing compounds, grain dust and oxygenated hydrocarbons. The frequencies of various occupational exposures were high among patients with diabetic nephropathy. The study confirms previously identified risk factors and suggests that additional occupational exposures, for which there is some other experimental evidence, may be important in the development of chronic renal failure.
Descriptors (primary) renal dysfunction; hydrocarbons; occupation disease relation; silicon and compounds; metals
Descriptors (secondary) tin; mercury; copper; lead; chromium; grain dust; organic solvents; welding fumes; case-control study; silicon
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the kidney and the urinary system
Silicon compounds
Inorganic substances