Sources of Cadmium
Possible sources of cadmium include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Air pollution such as car emissions
- Contaminated seafood
- Soft water
- Phosphate fertilisers
- Galvanized pipes
- Glaze on certain ceramics
- Rubber tyres
- Oysters (contaminated)
- Peanuts, spinach, potatoes and cauliflower
- Food sources such as rice and wheat when they are grown in soil contaminated with super phosphate, sewage sludge and irrigation water
- Ayurvedic medicine
- Mines, zinc smelters, refiners of metals, plants that make cadmium products such as batteries, coatings or plastics
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