Occupational exposure to cadmium
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration in [Washington, D.C.] .
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  • Cadmium -- Toxicology,
  • Occupational diseases -- United States -- Prevention,
  • Industrial safety -- United States

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ContributionsUnited States. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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Pagination24 p. ;
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14699507M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Occupational exposure to cadmium. Cincinnati: Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ; Washington: For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Exposure to cadmium occurs mostly in workplaces where cadmium products are made. The major routes of occupational exposure are inhalation of dust and fumes and incidental ingestion of dust from contaminated hands, cigarettes, or food.   For example, the OSHA permissible exposure limit (PEL) of cadmium fume or cadmium oxide in the workplace is mg/m 3, whereas concentrations of cadmium in ambient air are 1 x mg/m 3 in non-industrialized areas and 4 x mg/m 3 in urban areas (ATSDR ). Therefore, non-occupational exposures from air are not expected to pose hazards. Investigations were carried out in an alkaline battery factory. The study group consisted of persons and the control group of 85 persons. Cadmium in blood (Cd-B) and cadmium in urine (Cd-U), as well as β2-microglobulin (B2-M), retinol binding protein (RBP), amino acids in urine were determined. Exposure to cadmium was high; Cd-B and Cd-U concentrations were higher than recommended, 10 gmg.

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