Cadmium

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  • Cadmium
    • Heavy metal, environmental contaminant through both natural occurrence and industrial and agricultural sources
    • Foodstuffs are main source for non-smoking population
    • Absorption is relatively low but it is efficiently retained in kidney and liver - kidney damage
    • Cumulative poison - proximal tubular failure, decreased glomerular filtration rate, renal failure
    • Bone demineralistion
    • Carcinogen - lung, endometrium, bladder and breast

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