Cadmium and cancer.

  title={Cadmium and cancer.},
  author={Andrea Hartwig},
  journal={Metal ions in life sciences},
Cadmium is an established human and animal carcinogen. Most evidence is available for elevated risk for lung cancer after occupational exposure; however, associations between cadmium exposure and tumors at other locations including kidney, breast, and prostate may be relevant as well. Furthermore, enhanced cancer risk may not be restricted to comparatively high occupational exposure, but may also occur via environmental exposure, for example in areas in close proximity to zinc smelters. The… CONTINUE READING
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