Figure 107

Decrease in renal function after 25-year exposure to cadmium (Cd). In workers exposed to cadmium for an average time of 25 years, a progressive decrease in renal function occurs during a 5-year follow-up period, despite removal from cadmium exposure 10 years earlier. On average, the glomerular filtration rate was shown to be decreased to 31 mL/min/1.73 m2 after 5 years instead of the expected age-related value of 5 mL/min/1.73 m2. (Adapted from Roels and coworkers [5].)

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