Cadmium, Environmental Exposure, and Health Outcomes

  title={Cadmium, Environmental Exposure, and Health Outcomes},
  author={Soisungwan Satarug and Scott Garrett and Mary Ann Sens and Donald A Sens},
  booktitle={Ciencia & saude coletiva},
We provide an update of the issues surrounding health risk assessment of exposure to cadmium in food. Bioavailability of ingested cadmium has been confirmed in studies of persons with elevated dietary exposure, and the findings have been strengthened by the substantial amounts of cadmium accumulated in kidneys, eyes, and other tissues and organs of environmentally exposed individuals. We hypothesized that such accumulation results from the efficient absorption and systemic transport of cadmium… CONTINUE READING
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