Talk:Cadmium poisoning

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Should I be afraid of touching nickel-cadmium batteries? Nastajus 03:35, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I would say, only if they're leaking... - Aerobird 04:10, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

shiny weatherproof metal; playground equipment[edit]

at I read that there are swingset seats with cadmium plating to make them shiny plus corrosion resistant

I wrote to consumer union consumer reports action at consumer dot org to suggest they verify then publicize; readers here could also communicate with them if motivated —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:05, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Probably Chromium, not cadmium? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:07, 12 April 2011 (UTC)


Oppose merger, the Itai-itai disease is an example where cadmium poisoning affected a large number of people. The description of the symptoms on Itai-itai disease can be moved to cadmium poisoning, but the specifics for this instance deserve its sepatare article -- Chris 73 | Talk 07:07, 25 March 2006 (UTC)

tai tai desease?[edit]

in the cadmium article, it says tai tai means pain pain, here it says ouch ouch. which one is it? should they both mention both? 03:10, 24 May 2006 (UTC)

It's itai-itai disease, not "tai tai", and it can be translated either way. —Keenan Pepper 16:00, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Itai is japanese meaning great "pain". The word "ouch" is more a linguistic expression IMO. "Pain" should be the proper word to describe this human reaction. (talk) 21:18, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Cadmium in silver solder[edit]

"Silver solder, for example, which contains cadmium, should be handled with care." I have some silver solder that is 4% silver and 96% tin. If there is cadmium, it must occur as a contaminant. Can anyone verify this. -- 22:53, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

Cadmium-free low melting silver solder in the form of coated rod Winiowski, A; Lis, U Biuletyn Instytutu Spawalnictwa (Poland). Vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 49-50, 53. 2002 [1]

As there is extra free silver solder and

Follow up of workers previously exposed to silver solder containing cadmium, HJ Mason, N Williams, S Armitage, M Morgan, S Green, B Perrin and WD Morgan, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol 56, 553-558

[2] Potential Health Hazards of Materials Used by Artists and Sculptors, Jerome T. Siedlecki , Art Education, Vol. 21, No. 9. (Dec., 1968), pp. 2-6. Stable URL: [3]

For my view get a ventilation to get ride of the fume, the other stuff is also not very healthy. If you have the posibility do analysis for cadmium or call the manufacturer.--Stone 08:36, 13 July 2006 (UTC)


I added some addtional info regarding exposure other than food and smoke, and an external link to a more complete discussion of health effects.KonaScout 18:21, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

House episode[edit]

There's a House episode with Cadmium poisoning. Is it worth mentioning? Albmont (talk) 19:10, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Is there a minimum level to reach toxicity in adults, children, pets?[edit]

Does anyone have information on how much cadmium there needs to be in the body to reach toxicity? All the entry says is that it is toxic even at "low levels," but does not illuminate what is that level. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:11, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't know. What I do have read, is that cadmium has an extremely long "biological half-time", meaning that even very small intakes on a regular basis will accumulate to a large quantity, given enough time. Thus, I suppose that it is not just a matter of a (reasonably) safe lowest intake per diem, but of a safe total intake on a lifetime basis. JoergenB (talk) 19:28, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Is IUPAC investigation suitable to include?[edit]

I just saw that the IUPAC has adopted a new project: To investigate or evaluate the toxicity of Cadmium; see their statement. I was thinking of incorporating a note to the article; but perhaps, this is not suitable. I guess it would have to be inserted in a new section, "Further investigations" or similarly, and is not quite in par with the rest of the article. JoergenB (talk) 19:36, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

By all means! Add this info to the article when time permits...Gandydancer (talk) 18:03, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

The new shrek glasses contain cadmium.... I have been drinking out of them for a month. Should I be worried? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:34, 14 June 2010 (UTC)

What is the time frame between exposure and symptom onset, death, etc.?[edit]

== What is the time frame between exposure and symptom onset? Do symptoms continue to get worse after exposure ends? Can a person have cadmium poisoning and still be around (and getting worse) seven or eight years later, or would they be dead if untreated for that long??? Fraukt2 (talk) 21:35, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Beginning statement and reference need to be altered/removed[edit]

Starting the article with a bold, unsupported (uncited) statement should be avoided; it reads more like a statement of propaganda rather than information.

Also, Cadmium is undoubtedly toxic, but this should be supported by a link to an academic source rather than an "organic living" website that sells colon cleansers as its primary source of income.

I would alter it rather than discuss it here, but I don't have a suitable replacement at this time —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:47, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. I have fixed it. Gandydancer (talk) 17:15, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

Effects on the Bones[edit]

The article says that the bones are weakened by Cadmium. I do not doubt this, however it is not explained why the bones become brittle. Is there no official explanation for that? No cause-effect relation that is mentioned somewhere? (talk) 21:17, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

New paper[edit]

Looks at possible link between low level cadmium exposure and Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Not sure if it should be included. The failure to pick up anything in women looks odd.©Geni (talk) 01:58, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

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