© 2019

Cadmium Toxicity

New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity

  • Seiichiro Himeno
  • Keiko Aoshima

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Overview

  3. Health Effects of Cadmium in Human Populations and its Relation to Cadmium Exposure Levels

  4. Rice Contamination by Cadmium and its Remediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Tomoyuki Makino, Masaharu Murakami, Satoru Ishikawa, Tadashi Abe
      Pages 103-114
    3. Wenguang Wang, Naoki Yamaji, Jian Feng Ma
      Pages 115-124
    4. Satoru Ishikawa, Tadashi Abe, Masato Kuramata, Shimpei Hayashi
      Pages 139-150
  5. New Aspects in the Mechanisms of Cadmium Toxicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jin-Yong Lee, Maki Tokumoto, Masahiko Satoh
      Pages 153-162
    3. Seiichiro Himeno, Hitomi Fujishiro
      Pages 163-178
    4. Shinsuke Kido, Ichiro Kaneko, Ken-ichi Miyamoto
      Pages 179-190

About this book


This volume focuses on cadmium (Cd) exposure, its effects on human health, the mechanism of Cd accumulation and the development of mitigation technologies. Further, it discusses clinical, epidemiological, agricultural, toxicological, and biochemical aspects of Cd pollution and presents recent biochemical studies on molecular mechanisms of Cd cytotoxicity and cellular transport as well as the mechanism of Cd-induced disturbances in phosphorus (P) metabolism. It also provides insights into the pathophysiology of itai-itai disease, a serious condition caused by Cd pollution.

Cadmium -New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity- is a valuable resource for scientists involved in heavy metal toxicology, botanical sciences, and regulatory sciences. Addressing the features of Cd pollution in the past and in the present, as well as future perspectives, this is a must-have book for students, researchers and practitioners interested in global and local metal pollution.


Cd Itai-Itai Desiase Cadmium Exposure Cadmium Toxicity Cadmium Pollution Heavy Metal Toxicology Botanical Science Regulatory Science

Editors and affiliations

  • Seiichiro Himeno
    • 1
  • Keiko Aoshima
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesTokushima Bunri UniversityTokushimaJapan
  2. 2.Hagino HospitalToyamaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cadmium Toxicity
  • Book Subtitle New Aspects in Human Disease, Rice Contamination, and Cytotoxicity
  • Editors Seiichiro Himeno
    Keiko Aoshima
  • Series Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Topics in Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-3629-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-3630-0
  • Series ISSN 2364-8333
  • Series E-ISSN 2364-8341
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 190
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
    Environmental Health
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This well‐written book provides a brief overview of aspects of cadmium toxicity, with a special emphasis on cadmium toxicity and its associated pathology in Japan. It will be useful to readers interested in understanding cadmium toxicity, particularly those who live in and around Japan.” (Partha Kasturi, Doody's Book Reviews, June 21 2019)