||The Distribution of cadmium and other metals in human tissues /
Johnson, D. E. ;
Prevost, R. J. ;
Tillery, J. B. ;
Thomas., R. E.
||Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, Tex.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C. Population Studies Div.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
||PB 285 200
Statistical data ;
Age groups ;
Quality control ;
Pancreas gland ;
Heavy metals ;
Analytical methods ;
Adipose tissue ;
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown.
||xv, 231 pages : illustrations
The study investigates the relationship between cadmium, lead, zinc and mercury burdens and age in five different autopsy tissues. Approximately 30 autopsy cases in each of five age groups were studied. Autopsy cases were from sudden or accidental death victims living in the same metropolitan area (Dallas, Texas). Histories were collected on all cases to scertain that a non-exposed population - with regards to cadmium - was sampled. Information on cigarette smoking, diseases, etc. was also collected. A concurrent epidemiological study was conducted in the Dallas metropolitan area to investigate the cadmium concentrations in urine and feces of persons (six age groups) not exposed to cadmium. Statistical evaluation of the data was performed. Interrelationships between all autopsy tissues for each metal were examined. Total body burdens of cadmium were calculated for standard man. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)
Includes bibliographical references.