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Internationales Archiv für Arbeitsmedizin

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 335–345 | Cite as

Pulmonary function in workers with chronic exposure to cadmium oxide fumes

  • Dan B. Teculescu
  • Dan C. Stănescu
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Summary

Detailed pulmonary function studies were carried out on 11 workers of middle age, who had been exposed for 7 to 11 years to moderate concentrations of cadmium oxide. Minor abnormalities of lung volumes, intrapulmonary mixing and lung compliance were found in a few cases; no airway obstruction was present. The lung diffusing capacity and the blood gases were normal. The chest roentgenogram showed a normal vascular pattern at the periphery of the lung. It is concluded that emphysema was absent in the group studied.

Keywords

Oxide Cadmium Pulmonary Function Airway Obstruction Lung Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan B. Teculescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dan C. Stănescu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Occupational DiseasesHospital ColentinaRomania
  2. 2.Institute of Hygiene and Public HealthBucarestRomania

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