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Cadmium Factsheet

Cadmium Factsheet

Publication Year:
2021
Authors:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Language:
English
Affiliated Orgs.:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Resource Type:
Factsheet
Summary:
CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences coordinates the National Biomonitoring Program (NBP) which offers an assessment of nutritional status and the exposure of the U.S. population to environmental chemicals and toxic substances.
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Resource Information

Resource Type

Factsheet

Publication Year

2021

Author

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Language

English

Organizational Affiliation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Relevant Country

United States

Specific Contaminants

Heavy Metals, Cadmium

Business Connect Takeaways

Cadmium is a toxic metal that can be found in the environment, including in food, water, and air. Exposure to cadmium can occur through various sources, such as smoking, industrial activities, and contaminated food and water.
The health effects of cadmium exposure depend on the level and duration of exposure, as well as individual factors such as age, gender, and health status. Cadmium exposure has been linked to kidney damage, lung damage, and an increased risk of cancer.
The webpage provides information on biomonitoring, which is the measurement of cadmium levels in biological samples such as blood, urine, and hair. Biomonitoring can help assess the extent of cadmium exposure in a population and inform public health interventions.

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