• Ananda Shiva Prasad
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No overt disease due to cadmium exposure has occurred so far in the United States. In Japan, a severe and painful disease, itai itai byo, has been related to prolonged ingestion of food and water containing high concentrations of cadmium. The total daily intake of cadmium was approximately ten times greater than that typical in most parts of the world. The sensitive population group consisted of postmenopausal women who had borne several children. Cadmium has no known essential function, so at this time its presence in any cell must be regarded as undesirable (Fox, 1976).


Renal Cortex Cadmium Concentration Cadmium Exposure Cadmium Toxicity Mercapto Group 
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  • Ananda Shiva Prasad
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  1. 1.School of Medicine and Department of Medicine, Harper-Grace HospitalWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration HospitalAllen ParkUSA

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