It is well established now that cadmium accumulates in the kidney with age and if exposure is excessive cadmium will induce a progressive form of chronic renal disease. Unlike many other nephrotoxins, including other heavy metals, such as lead and mercury, there are virtually no acute effects of inorganic cadmium salts on the kidney, except perhaps for some nonspecific effects that have been seen in animals given near lethal doses.


Renal Cortex Cadmium Chloride Cadmium Exposure Cadmium Toxicity Urine Cadmium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Goyer
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Environmental Health SciencesNorth CarolinaUSA

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