The toxicity of cadmium and resulting hazards for human health

J Occup Med Toxicol. 2006 Sep 10:1:22. doi: 10.1186/1745-6673-1-22.


Cadmium (Cd) has been in industrial use for a long period of time. Its serious toxicity moved into scientific focus during the middle of the last century. In this review, we discuss historic and recent developments of toxicological and epidemiological questions, including exposition sources, resorption pathways and organ damage processes.