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Cadmium: Health Risks and Most Contaminated Foods

Cadmium is a metallic element best known for its high toxicity and carcinogenicity. Like all heavy metals, it accumulates in the bodies of most organisms (including humans). Alongside the three other heavy metals – arsenic, lead and mercury – cadmium appears in the WHO’s list of ten chemicals of major public health concern. For many years, non-ferrous metallurgy, electroplating in the steel industry, manufacturing of nickel-cadmium batteries and burning of fossil fuels and municipal waste […]