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Abstract

Cadmium has been measured in the blood of 514 Italians in the Lombardy region and the results statistically treated and presented using: (i) simple descriptive statistics and analysis; (ii) p-p plot, Shapiro-Wilk and Lilliefors tests for normality; (iii) analysis of variance; (iv) step-wise multiple regression analysis. Tentative reference intervals of BCd based on the log transformation of the data are 0.14-1.82 micro-g Cd/l (whole population); 0.16-1.94 micro-g Cd/l (male) and 0.13-1.66 micro-g Cd/l (female); 0.24-2.68 micro-g Cd/l (smokers); and 0.140-1.27 micro-g Cd/l (non smokers).

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Authors: ROGGI C ET AL., Università di Pavia (IT);SABBIONI E ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT);MINOIA C ET AL., Fondazione Clinica del Lavoro, Pavia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 166 (1995) pp. 235-243
Record Number: 199511163 / Last updated on: 1995-08-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en