cadmium

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Synonyms for cadmium

a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element

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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.