Distribution of blood lead, blood cadmium, urinary cadmium, and urinary arsenic levels in employees of a copper smelter.

@article{Lilis1984DistributionOB,
  title={Distribution of blood lead, blood cadmium, urinary cadmium, and urinary arsenic levels in employees of a copper smelter.},
  author={Ruth Lilis and Jos{\'e} A. Valciukas and Jean Philippe Weber and Alf Fischbein and William J. Nicholson and Carla C. Campbell and Jain Malkin and IrvingJ. Selikoff},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={1984},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          76-95
        }
}
A cross-sectional medical examination of a copper smelter work force included determination of blood lead (Pb-B), zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP), blood cadmium (Cd-B), urinary cadmium (Cd-U), and urinary arsenic (As-U), since it was known that such metal impurities were present in the copper concentrate. A total of 776 copper smelter employees (680 active and 96 retirees and ex-employees) were examined. Another 144 men, never employed in the smelter, but who had worked in copper mines (and sometimes… CONTINUE READING

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