Cadmium is a particular poisonous metal. Its color is sky blue and it’s very soft. It’s one of the prevalent metals in our environment. It is similar in the structure to zinc and as a result of liable to exchange it. When cadmium toxicity of the cadmium increases there is a decrease in zinc.
History : A German chemist discovered the cadmium at the beginning of 19 century when found a new element in Zinc carbonic pollution .
Sources of cadmium poisoning:
- the industry of the batteries
- water pipes
- processed food
- strings electricity industry
- coffee and tea
- root vegetables
- sea food, lobsters, shellfish
- atoms thread as defense material against radiation
- cadmium salts used in photography and shiny colors.
Cadmiun Poisonings Israel
In 2005 the Health Ministry took out from shelves baby food after finding that the food contained high levels of cadmium.
Pathology and symptoms as a result of cadmium poisoning.
Cadmium is poisonous and tends to accumulate in the body. Low dosage poisoning may cause vomiting and stomach aches, diarrheas and an excretion of intensive saliva.
Accumulation of cadmium in liver and kidneys as a result of continuous poisoning will cause the rise in blood pressure and metabolism problems. People who work and are exposed to cadmium due to the industrial environment on a daily basis may suffer of chronic poisoning in respiratory tracts that will cause an injury in smell sense , coughing, difficulties to breath and COPD that belong to the group of the 2 mortal diseases of lungs.
In case of sever poisoning the symptoms will be fast and appear within fifteen minutes that include : Weakness, watering nose, diarrheas and vomiting. Severe poisoning will lead to death. Cadmium is carcinogenic material and causes birth defects.
Food that can contain cadmium
- Fish Cadmium gets into the sea by means of industrial sewage.
- Juices or pickles that are packed in cans cadmium covered
- Shellfish and lobsters, root vegetables