Cadmium--a metallohormone?

@article{Byrne2009CadmiumaM,
  title={Cadmium--a metallohormone?},
  author={Celia Byrne and Shailaja D. Divekar and Geoffrey B. Storchan and Daniela Alida Parodi and Mary Beth Martin},
  journal={Toxicology and applied pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={238 3},
  pages={
          266-71
        }
}
Cadmium is a heavy metal that is often referred to as the metal of the 20th century. It is widely used in industry principally in galvanizing and electroplating, in batteries, in electrical conductors, in the manufacture of alloys, pigments, and plastics, and in the stabilization of phosphate fertilizers. As a byproduct of smelters, cadmium is a prevalent environmental contaminant. In the general population, exposure to cadmium occurs primarily through dietary sources, cigarette smoking, and… CONTINUE READING
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