cadmium


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Synonyms for cadmium

a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element

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If no assurance can be provided that a mug or plate is safe from cadmium and lead, it will be better to opt for clear glass items with no painted decorations or markings, so long as these are not made of leaded crystal," he added.
Dimethylcadmium, however, requires a fairly large footprint of a spill before its natural oxidation in air generates enough heat to hit autoignition, and when it does, assuming you survived the blast, the combustion byproduct of cadmium oxide dispersed through the air in a haze is almost as bad as the dimethyl.
Since the listing of cadmium, there have been a number of settlement agreements involving a wide range of consumer products.
Industrial activities such as melting, purifying of metals and incineration of municipal waste also release Cd into the atmosphere as cadmium oxide, chloride or sulfide.
The aim of the present study was to isolate the cadmium resistant bacteria from soil contaminated with industrial effluent and to determine the mechanism of cadmium resistance.
A Perkin Elmer Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (Model-AA800) was used for the determination of cadmium concentration in the solutions before and after adsorption.
Prior to seeding, the seeds were immersed during 30 minutes in 15 mL of different concentrations of cadmium used to moisten the plate.
A majority (69% and 66% of PVC and nonPVC, respectively) of vintage plastic toys contained either cadmium or lead or occasionally both metals.
Cadmium has different effects ranging from tissue changes to molecular changes at different concentrations.
Some flavanol-rich products derived from cacao beans, such as cocoa powders and dark chocolates, may be contaminated with the toxic heavy metal cadmium, according to recent tests from ConsumerLab.
Around 7% are made from a material called cadmium telluride.
Tobacco, grains, and some vegetables can take up cadmium from soil and concentrate it above soil levels (Alloway et al.
Cadmium is a non-essential and toxic metal that is released into, and distributed, in the aquatic environment by human activities such as mining and smelting.