A conventional three electrode cell was employed throughout the experiments, with bare or cadmium oxide
nanoparticles modified carbon paste electrode (3.
In both humans and animals, mild to moderate pulmonary fibrosis has been documented with chronic inhalation exposure to cadmium oxide
and cadmium sulfide (ATSDR 1999).
Opponents claim incinerator ash buried in landfills contains toxic cadmium oxide
deposits left behind when the plastic compounds are burned.
When you solder, that cadmium vaporizes into fine cadmium oxide
fume, which is easily inhaled.
Often a little cadmium oxide
is added to the flux to stabilise the colour.
Oponents of cadmium use in plastics--groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Defense Fund and the International Chemical Workers Union--say incinerator ash buried in landfills across the nation contains highly toxic cadmium oxide
deposits left when the plastic compounds are burned.