Basis for cadmium toxicity uncovered

Research has uncovered how the metal cadmium, which is accumulating in the food chain, causes toxicity in living cells. “Cadmium is a very important industrial metal, but exposure to it results in accumulation in the food chain, leading to toxicity in animals and humans,” says the project. “Exposure to cadmium can occur due to poor disposal of industrial or electronics waste, and also through cigarette smoke and ingestion of contaminated food. While the toxicity of cadmium has been known for a long time, how it causes toxicity and damages cells hasn’t been understood.” —> Read More Here


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