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Cadmium Toxicity

Short term and long term exposure to cadmium is animals and humans may cause high blood pressure, anemia and kidney effects.

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Cadmium is found in very concentrations in most rocks, coal and petroleum (oil) products and often in combination with zinc. It is introduced into the environment from mining and smelting operations. Other cadmium emissions are from fossil fuel use, fertilizer application, sewage sludge disposal or galvanized pipe corrosion.

CadmiumToxicity: tobacco smoke is one source.Additional Cadmium Toxicity Sources Include:

Shellfish, liver and kidney meats, soft water, tobacco. Mining and smelting processes (e.g. Lead and zinc). Nickel-cadmium batteries, PVC plastics, paint pigments. Insecticides, fungicides, sludge, and commercial fertilizers. Other sources include; dental alloys, electroplating, motor oil, and exhaust.


Synergistic for Cadmium Toxicity Uptake/Retention in the Body:

Iron deficiency. Lead and mercury accentuate toxicity.


Antagonistic for Cadmium Toxicity Uptake/Retention in the Body: 

Adequate zinc, calcium, magnesium, and copper.


Cadmium Toxicity Physiological Interactions in the Body: 

Kidney proximal tubule is main site of accumulation. May modify catecholamine metabolism. Decreases CYP-450. Inhibits antitrypsin. Changes in arterial endothelium seen.


Symptoms of Excessive Cadmium Toxicity Exposure: 

Hypotension, hypertension, fatigue, anemia, proteinuria, osteomalacia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, emphysema. Target organs are the liver, placenta, kidneys, lungs, brain, and bones.


How to test your body for Cadmium Toxicity: Comprehensive Urine Element Profile

How to test water for Cadmium Toxicity: WaterCheck

Recommended cadmium water treatment: Distillation or Reverse Osmosis[1]

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[1] National Testing Laboratories, Ltd. Corrective Action Brochure 
[2] Genova Diagnostics Toxic & Nutrient Elements Chart


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