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.
in our bodies progressively increase with age. Cigarettes also contribute
Health Organisation has proposed a maximum tolerable weekly intake of
8.3 micrograms per kilogram of body weight.
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