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The existing evidence is inadequate for evaluating an association between inhalation exposure to cadmium and reproductive effects. Gennart et al. (1992) studied the effects of cadmium exposure on male reproductive functions. 9 μg/g creatinine; 25% of these workers had signs of kidney dysfunction. The fertility of exposed workers and controls was assessed from the childbirth experiences of their wives; no effects were observed. Men occupationally exposed to cadmium at the levels that produce renal damage showed no abnormalities in testicular endocrine function, as measured using serum levels of testosterone, luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone (Mason, 1990).

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