Other Toxic Metals
Cadmium is used for many items, including electroplating, storage batteries, vapor lamps and in some solders.Cadmium poisoning may be caused by ingestion of food (e.g. grains, cereals, and leafy vegetables) and cigarette smoke. Occupational exposure to cadmium in metal plating, battery, and plastics industries may also occur. The onset of symptoms may be delayed for two to four hours after exposure.
Most Common Side effects:
- Fatigue, headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever.
- Occasional side effects
- Progressive loss of lung function , abnormal buildup of fluid within the lungs , and breathlessness may also be present.
Rare side effects:
- Increased salivation; yellowing of the teeth; an unusually rapid heart beat ; low levels of iron within the red blood cells; bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes due to insufficient oxygen supply to these tissues; and/or an impaired sense of smell.