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  1. Behavior of heavy metals in human urine and blood following calcium disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetate injection : Observations in metal workers.

    Article - En anglais

    To evaluate the effects of calcium disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetate (CaEDTA) on the behavior of 8 heavy metals in human urine and blood, CaEDTA was administered for 1 h by intravenous injection to 18 male metal foundry workers, whose blood lead concentrations (PbB) were between 16 and 59 (mean 34) mug/dl.

    Significant increases were found in urinary excretion of manganese, chromium, lead, zinc, and copper after the start of CaEDTA injection.

    Urinary chromium excretion reached a maximal level within 1 h after the start of injection, while urinary manganese, lead, and zinc excretion reached their highest concentrations between 1 and 2 h. Urinary copper excretion reached the highest level between 2 and 4 h. The rapid increases in urinary excretion of five metals were different from the « circadian rhythms, » which are the normal, daily variations in renal glomerular filtration, reabsorption, and excretory mechanisms.

    Plasma lead concentrations were highest 1.5 h after the start of the 1-h injection, while plasma zinc concentration became lowest 5 h after the start of CaEDTA injection.

    Data suggest that manganese and chromium absorbed in human tissues might be mobilized by CaEDTA.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicocinétique, Elimination, Métal lourd, Plomb, Manganèse, Chrome, Zinc, Cuivre, Liquide biologique, Urine, Sang, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Homme, Antidote, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Voie intraveineuse, Calcium Complexe, Sodium Complexe, Coordinat organique, EDTA, Chélateur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Toxicokinetics, Elimination, Heavy metal, Lead, Manganese, Chromium, Zinc, Copper, Biological fluid, Urine, Blood, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Human, Antidote, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Intravenous administration, Calcium Complexes, Sodium Complexes, Organic ligand, EDTA, Chelating agent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0312637

    Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 27/11/1998.