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Cadmium in your body

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The target organs impacted by cadmium are the kidneys and bone.
Cadmium can increase oxidative stress which creates ROS, reactive oxygen species.
ROS increase lipid peroxidation which contributes to atherosclerosis.
Cadmium can also increase inflammation by stimulating the production of inflammatory cytokines.
Multiple agencies have classified cadmium as a known carcinogen.
There is also an association between cadmium exposure and developing peripheral artery disease.
As well as decreased bone density.
Cadmium can be detected through urine, blood, and hair tests.