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Main Title Controlling Cadmium in the Human Food Chain: A Review and Rationale Based on Health Effects.
Author Ryan, James A. ; Pahren, Herbert R. ; Lucas, James B. ;
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-265;
Stock Number PB83-157602
Additional Subjects Cadmium ; Food chain ; Humans ; Physilogical effects ; Dosage ; Responses ; Diets ; Reprints ; Pharmacokinetics ; Mutagenesis ; Carcinogenesis ; Toxic substances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-157602 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54p
Cadmium can cause acute and chronic illness in humans. The evidence for inclusion of Cd among the elements known to be human carcinogens is insufficient. There is scientifically recognized agreement that renal tubular damage and pulmonary emphysema are the two cardinal pathological lesions associated with excessive Cd exposure. Renal tubular damage is the chronic effect attributed to environmental Cd exposure for the nonoccupationally exposed population. For the nonoccupationally exposed population the primary routes of Cd exposure are through food and tobacco smoke. Most persons are in an approximate Cd balance and tend to accrete Cd until approximately age 50, after which a negative balance ensues.