We studied the renal function of inhabitants in polluted and control areas. The results indicated that NAG, RBP and cadmium in urine of polluted groups were higher than those in control group. Such factors as the time of residence in polluted area, and cadmium in urine were found to be associated with the renal function of inhabitants. It was illustrated that the waste water drained from the pyrite mine exerted adverse effects on inhabitants' health. We suggest that appropriate measures should be taken in the polluted areas to protect environment.
Received: 22 January 1997
Published: 25 September 1997
Zhu Yiming, Huang Xingshu, Chen Kun, Lin Chenqu, Hao Xiang, Jiang Weiming. EFFECTS OF POLLUTION BY PYRITE MINING WASTE WATER ON THE RENAL FUNCTION OF INHABITANTS. Journal of ZheJiang University(Medical Science), 1997, 26(5): 200-202.