||Cadmium and Lead Levels in Human Blood and Kidney: A Literature Search.
Cone, M. Virginia ;
Baldauf, Margaret F. ;
Martin, Fay M. ;
Ensminger, John T. ;
||Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Data bases ;
Body fluids ;
Toxic substances ;
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A comprehensive data base of chemicals identified in human biological media (tissues and body fluids) has been established under the direction of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Toxic Substances Survey and Analysis Division. This centralized resource of body-burden information was inspired by the concern of government scientists over continuing reports of toxic chemicals in human tissues and body fluids. Data are obtained primarily from the open literature through manual searches of selected journals. Retrospective searching to 1974 is complete and has yielded over 2000 pertinent documents of which approximately 800 have been entered into the data base as of this report. These sources identify over 500 chemicals which have been found in human biological media. A specific search of the data base for cadmium and lead levels in blood and kidney is presented in this report. This report was prepared by the EPA OPTS survey and Analysis Division's Design and Development Branch in support of the World Health Organization's Biological Monitoring Project.