The frequencies of 10 diseases in a cadmium (and zinc) contaminated region in The Netherlands were analysed by comparing hospital admissions with those of a non-contaminated region and with national values.
No significant differences were found for diseases which are commonly associated with increased cadmium uptake such as renal insufficiency, nephrolithiasis, hypertension, cancer, immaturity of the new-born.
For the contaminated region a significantly higher frequency was only found for atherosclerosis; this was relatively strong for men aged>40 yrs.
However, no higher death frequency for atherosclerosis was observed.
The results are discussed in relation to limitations in the evaluation techniques used.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cadmium, Métal lourd, Toxicité, Athérosclérose, Pays Bas, Europe, Epidémiologie, Polluant, Environnement, Homme, Facteur risque, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cadmium, Heavy metal, Toxicity, Atherosclerosis, Netherlands, Europe, Epidemiology, Pollutant, Environment, Human, Risk factor, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease
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Cote : 94-0077546
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 199406.