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Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality

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Attention for Chapter 14: Toxicology of Cadmium and Its Damage to Mammalian Organs
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Chapter title
Toxicology of Cadmium and Its Damage to Mammalian Organs
Chapter number 14
Book title
Cadmium: From Toxicity to Essentiality
Published in
Metal ions in life sciences, February 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5179-8_14
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-9-40-075178-1, 978-9-40-075179-8
Authors

Frank Thévenod, Wing-Kee Lee

Abstract

The detrimental health effects of cadmium (Cd) were first described in the mid 19th century. As part of industrial developments, increasing usage of Cd has led to widespread contamination of the environment that threatens human health, particularly today. Rather than acute, lethal exposures, the real challenge in the 21st century in a global setting seems to be chronic low Cd exposure (CLCE), mainly from dietary sources. Ubiquity of Cd makes it a serious environmental health problem that needs to be thoroughly assessed because it already affects or will affect large proportions of the world's population. CLCE is a health problem that affects increasingly organ toxicity, especially nephrotoxicity, without a known threshold, implying that there is currently no safe limit for CLCE. In this chapter, we summarize current knowledge on the sources of Cd in the environment, describe the entry pathways for Cd into mammalian organisms, sum up the major organs targeted by acute or chronic Cd exposure and review the impact of Cd on organ function and human health. We also aim to put early pioneering studies on Cd poisoning into perspective in the context of recent ground-breaking prospective long-term population studies, which link CLCE to leading causes of diseases in modern societies - cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and of state-of-the-art studies detailing cellular and molecular mechanisms of acute and chronic Cd toxicity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 17%
Student > Master 3 13%
Other 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Other 5 21%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Environmental Science 2 8%
Engineering 2 8%
Other 8 33%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2016.
All research outputs
#2,243,867
of 8,608,742 outputs
Outputs from Metal ions in life sciences
#24
of 94 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#70,659
of 244,121 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Metal ions in life sciences
#3
of 3 outputs
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