Urinary uranium and kidney function parameters in professional assistance workers in the Epidemiological Study Air Disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA)

J.A. Bijlsma, P. Slottje, A.C. Huizink, J.W. Twisk, G.B. van der Voet, F.A. Wolff, F. Vanhaecke, L. Moens, T. Smid

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Background. The Epidemiological Study Air Disaster in Amsterdam (ESADA) aimed to assess long-term health effects in professional assistance workers involved in the 1992 air disaster in Amsterdam. As part of ESADA indications of nephrotoxicity due to exposure to uranium from the balance weights of the crashed aircraft were assessed. Methods. Data of a historically defined cohort of 2499 (exposed and non-exposed) firefighters, police officers and hangar workers were collected 8.5 years after the disaster. Urinary uranium concentrations were determined by sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Urine albumin-creatinine ratio and fractional excretion of β
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-255
JournalNephrology, dialysis, transplantation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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