Cadmium poisoning

The toxic effects of cadmium, a tin-like metal. Poisoning due to the inhalation of cadmium dust or fumes is an industrial hazard. Short-term exposure may lead to pneumonitis. Exposure over a long period can lead to urinary tract calculi (stones), kidney failure, or emphysema. Eating vegetables grown in cadmium-rich soil, or food or drink stored in cadmium-lined containers, can also cause poisoning.


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