Samples of kidney stones and gallstones obtained from patients who were workers at a steel plant, or residents of the steel plant township area and those unrelated to the steel plant and steel plant township area were analysed for the presence of toxic metals (Zn, Cr, Ni, Co, Cu, Pb, Hg, Cd and Mn) by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
Other constituents (moisture, organic matter, oxalate, phosphate, fluoride and calcium) were also determined in each sample.
In most of the samples the highest occurrence of toxic metals was found in the samples obtained from workers of the steel plant who were also residents of the steel plant township area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Métal, Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Aciérie, Calcul urinaire, Calcul biliaire, Homme, Analyse biochimique, Composition chimique, Spectrométrie absorption atomique, Inde, Asie, Médecine travail, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Voie urinaire pathologie, Voie biliaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Metal, Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Steelmaking plant, Urinary stone, Biliary stone, Human, Biochemical analysis, Chemical composition, Atomic absorption spectrometry, India, Asia, Occupational medicine, Urinary system disease, Digestive diseases, Urinary tract disease, Biliary tract disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0083923
Code Inist : 002B03L05. Création : 09/06/1995.