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Title: Some effects of oral ingestion of cadmium on zinc, copper, and iron metabolism

Abstract

Several biological effects that reflect the interaction of cadmium and zinc when cadium is ingested by rats are described. Data from several reports and investigations show that the ingestion of low levels of cadmium by rats can cause alteration of zinc metabolism in the liver, emphysema, reduced pulmonary function, depression of copper and iron metabolism in the rat fetus, growth retardation, and hemopoiesis. Because tobacco smoke contains appreciable levels of cadmium, it is recommended that research be conducted to relate the widespread incidence of emphysema throughout the U.S. to the oral ingestion of cadmium. (1 graph, 4 photos, 27 references, 5 tables)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine
OSTI Identifier:
5642848
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; RATS; INGESTION; METABOLISM; COPPER COMPOUNDS; IRON COMPOUNDS; ZINC COMPOUNDS; ANIMALS; INTAKE; MAMMALS; RODENTS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; VERTEBRATES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Petering, H.G., Choudhury, H., and Stemmer, K.L. Some effects of oral ingestion of cadmium on zinc, copper, and iron metabolism. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.1289/ehp.792897.
Petering, H.G., Choudhury, H., & Stemmer, K.L. Some effects of oral ingestion of cadmium on zinc, copper, and iron metabolism. United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.792897.
Petering, H.G., Choudhury, H., and Stemmer, K.L. Thu . "Some effects of oral ingestion of cadmium on zinc, copper, and iron metabolism". United States. doi:10.1289/ehp.792897.
@article{osti_5642848,
title = {Some effects of oral ingestion of cadmium on zinc, copper, and iron metabolism},
author = {Petering, H.G. and Choudhury, H. and Stemmer, K.L.},
abstractNote = {Several biological effects that reflect the interaction of cadmium and zinc when cadium is ingested by rats are described. Data from several reports and investigations show that the ingestion of low levels of cadmium by rats can cause alteration of zinc metabolism in the liver, emphysema, reduced pulmonary function, depression of copper and iron metabolism in the rat fetus, growth retardation, and hemopoiesis. Because tobacco smoke contains appreciable levels of cadmium, it is recommended that research be conducted to relate the widespread incidence of emphysema throughout the U.S. to the oral ingestion of cadmium. (1 graph, 4 photos, 27 references, 5 tables)},
doi = {10.1289/ehp.792897},
journal = {Environ. Health Perspect.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}