J Hazard Mater 2021 Jun 29;419:126497. Epub 2021 Jun 29.
Department of Occupational & Environmental Health, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China; Key Laboratory of Environment and Health, Ministry of Education & Ministry of Environmental Protection, and State Key Laboratory of Environmental Health (Incubating), School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China. Electronic address:
Heavy metal exposures have been reported to be associated with increased risk for liver injury. However, the potential mechanisms of the association remain unclear. A repeated-measure study of 9367 observations was conducted to quantify the associations of urinary heavy metals with serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT), a biomarker for liver injury, and assess the mediating role of systemic inflammation in such associations among general Chinese adults. Read More