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46: CADMIUM

Most of the interest in the element cadmium derives from its potentially toxic effects on the lungs, and also on the kidneys, leading to high blood pressure and bone disease. However, the function of certain proteins may be dependent on the presence of cadmium.

Cadmium levels in our bodies progressively increase with age. Cigarettes also contribute additional cadmium.

CADMIUM INTAKE

The World Health Organisation has proposed a maximum tolerable weekly intake of 8.3 micrograms per kilogram of body weight.

 

FIGURE 62: CADMIUM CONTENT OF SOME FOODS

  FOOD   CADMIUM CONTENT
  (micrograms per 100 grams of food)
Oysters
Wheat
Vegetables
Fruits
Nuts

4-14
5
1-8
1-8
1-4

 

Elements
- Sodium
- Potassium
- Calcium
- Magnesium
- Iron
- Phosporus
- Sulphur
- Chlorine
- Copper
- Zinc
- Iodine
- Fluorine
- Chromium
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Cobalt
- Molybdenum
- Nickel
- Tin
- Silicon
- Vanadium
Cadmium

Also on this page:

-  Cadmium intake
-  Figure 62: Cadmium
   content of some food

 

 

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