Lung function in workers using cadmium containing solders.

  title={Lung function in workers using cadmium containing solders.},
  author={Christer Edling and C. G. Elinder and E Randma},
  journal={British journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={43 10},
The lung function of 57 male workers previously exposed to cadmium in connection with the use of cadmium containing solders was examined by spirometry (FVC, FEV1, FEV%, and MMF) and single breath nitrogen washout (CV, CV%, and phase III). A reference group (n = 31) from a nearby industry was examined at the same time. Despite the fact that the exposure in previous years had been relatively high, in the order of 0.05-0.5 mg Cd/m3, and that 24 (42%) of the workers had cadmium induced renal damage… CONTINUE READING