Category: Cadmium

The bluish-white metal that is known as cadmium is malleable, ductile and can easily be cut with a knife. Due to its excellence as an electrical conductor, cadmium is often used in electroplating and in batteries. Also, cadmium and solutions of its compounds are toxic and must be handled carefully.

An Accidental Discovery

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In the fall of a one year, the drug dealer of the German state of Hanover, Stromile, visited the city of Hildesheim. His other two identities are the professor of Drug Administration at Hanover and professor of chemistry at the University of Gottingen. At the drugstore, he found zinc carbonate in the bottles that were labeled […]

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How does cadmium harm the human body?

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Cadmium in the environment is mainly caused by the earth’s crust and industrial pollution. Cadmium in plant-based foods mainly comes from metallurgy, smelting, ceramics, electroplating industry and chemical industry (such as the battery, plastic additives, food preservatives, pesticides, pigments) such as the discharge of “three wastes”. Cadmium is usually discharged into the environment through wastewater and gas. […]

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