Renal effects of uranium in drinking water.

  title={Renal effects of uranium in drinking water.},
  author={P{\"a}ivi Kurttio and Anssi Auvinen and Laina Salonen and Heikki Saha and Juha Pekkanen and Ilona M{\"a}kel{\"a}inen and Sari B. V{\"a}is{\"a}nen and Ilkka M Penttil{\"a} and Hannu Komulainen},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={337 - 342}
Animal studies and small studies in humans have shown that uranium is nephrotoxic. However, more information about its renal effects in humans following chronic exposure through drinking water is required. We measured uranium concentrations in drinking water and urine in 325 persons who had used drilled wells for drinking water. We measured urine and serum concentrations of calcium, phosphate, glucose, albumin, creatinine, and beta-2-microglobulin to evaluate possible renal effects. The median… CONTINUE READING
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