Effects of elevated lead and cadmium burdens on renal function and calcium metabolism.

@article{Greenberg1986EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of elevated lead and cadmium burdens on renal function and calcium metabolism.},
  author={Avital Greenberg and David K. Parkinson and Donald E Fetterolf and Jules B. Puschett and Kenneth J. Ellis and Lucian Wielopolski and Ashok N. Vaswani and Stanton H. Cohn and Philip J. Landrigan},
  journal={Archives of environmental health},
  year={1986},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={69-76}
}
To assess the pathophysiologic significance of increased body burdens of lead and cadmium, detailed renal function studies and evaluation of calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin D metabolism were carried out in 38 industrial workers exposed to lead and cadmium for 11 to 37 yr. Body burden of lead, as assessed by x-ray fluorescence measurement of tibia lead content, was elevated in 58% of the men and, when assessed by excretion of lead after Ca-EDTA infusion, was elevated in 36%. Liver or kidney… CONTINUE READING