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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 394652, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/394652
Review Article

Cadmium Toxicity and Treatment

Bernhoft Centers for Advanced Medicine, 11677 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 208/211, Los Angeles, CA 93023, USA

Received 15 January 2013; Accepted 28 February 2013

Academic Editors: H. Grant and D. K. Hansen

Copyright © 2013 Robin A. Bernhoft. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cadmium is a heavy metal of considerable toxicity with destructive impact on most organ systems. It is widely distributed in humans, the chief sources of contamination being cigarette smoke, welding, and contaminated food and beverages. Toxic impacts are discussed and appear to be proportional to body burden of cadmium. Detoxification of cadmium with EDTA and other chelators is possible and has been shown to be therapeutically beneficial in humans and animals when done using established protocols.