• Medicine
  • Published in IARC scientific publications 1992

Cadmium and health: the Belgian experience.

@article{Bernard1992CadmiumAH,
  title={Cadmium and health: the Belgian experience.},
  author={Alfred Bernard and Harry A. Roels and J. P. Buchet and A. C{\'a}rdenas and Robert R. Lauwerys},
  journal={IARC scientific publications},
  year={1992},
  volume={118},
  pages={
          15-33
        }
}
Studies in the 1970s on chronic cadmium poisoning in man in Belgium showed that the earliest effect was renal dysfunction with proteinuria. Subsequent studies were focused on the characterization of cadmium proteinuria, the diagnosis and prognosis of cadmium nephropathy and the assessment of the concentrations in urine and renal cortex leading to its occurrence. Chronic exposure to cadmium in industry gives rise to a proteinuria which may be tubular, glomerular or mixed in character. This… CONTINUE READING

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