cadmium cadmium  /ˈkæd mi əm/


  • (n) a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores




  1. The Ultramax, which reduces levels of such harmful compounds as lead, copper, mercury and cadmium, holds enough water to fill about 18 8-oz.
  2. Dust, laced with lead, cadmium and other poisonous metals, blows off the man-made hills and 800 acres of dry settling ponds.
  3. Phones and computers contain dangerous metals like lead, cadmium and mercury, which can contaminate the air and water when those products are dumped.


  1. Calvin Tomkins: An artist in the right place.

    If you need cheering up, go to the Museum of Modern Art and look at a painting called “Oof,” by Edward Ruscha. The title and the subject are identical, just those three block letters, each one bigger than your head, in cadmium yellow on a background of cobalt . . . (Subscription required.)
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The New Yorker

  2. Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Dietary Ways to Prevent Liver Disease

    With a new study finding people with high levels of cadmium in their urine are much more likely to die of liver disease than those with lower levels, Yourwellness Magazine explored a liver disease-preventing diet. (PRWeb June 23, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 24, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Souriau: 20% of Cadmium Production Already Switched to RoHS Zinc Nickel Plating Line

    Last year, Souriau manufactured more than 50% of its 38999 connectors with a RoHS plating, further reinforcing the company's position as industry green leader in the connector market. The company has more than a decade of experience with RoHS Zinc Nickel plating, which is now considered a superior RoHS-compliant alternative to cadmium by the MilAero industry. Souriau has now industrialized this ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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  1. "It will provide continuous, near real time monitoring and reporting of up to 20 elements including lead, zinc, cadmium, copper and arsenic," Mr McNamara said.
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Andrew McNamara Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "Most of the artificial colours are made of synthetic chemicals containing harmful elements like lead and cadmium. They are responsible for many skin diseases, asthma and even cancer," Dikshit says in an advertisement published on Wednesday.
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: Sheila Dikshit Source: Times of India

  3. "It is appalling that another imported product could be poisoning our children. Lead, cadmium -- no toxins have any place in our children's products. This toy needs to be immediately recalled, but until our failed trade policies are remedied, our...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Leo W Gerard Source: (Pressemitteilung)

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