Cadmium, zinc, copper, and metallothionein levels in the kidney and liver of inhabitants of upper Silesia (Poland).

@article{Bem1993CadmiumZC,
  title={Cadmium, zinc, copper, and metallothionein levels in the kidney and liver of inhabitants of upper Silesia (Poland).},
  author={Ewa M. Bem and Catherine Orlowski and Jerzy K. Piotrowski and Krzysztof Januszewski and Jacek T Pajak},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={1993},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
The levels of Cd, Zn, Cu and metallothionein (MT) were determined in renal cortex and liver of 75 subjects decreased in the period 1986-1989 in the area of Upper Silesia (Katowice). The mean age of the population studied was 53.6 +/- 14.6 years. The determined levels (mean +/- SD) were: 43.1 +/- 23.5 micrograms Cd/g; 52.5 +/- 17.4 micrograms Zn/g; 2.2 +/- 0.7 microgram Cu/g; 0.80 +/- 0.36 mumol Hg/g in renal cortex and 3.5 +/- 2.5 micrograms Cd/g; 82.8 +/- 34.3 micrograms Zn/g; 4.5 +/- 2.6… CONTINUE READING