Environmental impact of cadmium (Journal Article) |
Cadmium: a trace element of concern in mining and manufacturing. Journal Article Cox, D B - J. Environ. Health; (United States) The trace element cadmium is reviewed in terms of natural and industrial sources, airborne levels throughout the United States, the metal's presence in waters, plant uptake, cadmium levels in shellfish, and adverse human effects. Cadmium is found naturally in,CADMIUM AND CADMIUM COMPOUNDS,sources of cadmium include the mining and smelting of zinc-bearing ores, the combustion of fossil fuels, waste incineration, and releases from tailings piles or municipal landfills ( UNEP, 2008 ; ATSDR, 2008). 1.4.1 Natural occurrence In the earth’s crust, cadmium appears mainly in association with ores containing zinc, lead, and copper (in the form of complex oxides, sulfides, and,All the information on Cadmium - Cadmium and the Future,For these reasons, cadmium coated products are preferred for a wide range of critical and safety related applications in the aerospace, electrical, defence, mining, nuclear and offshore industries. In addition, cadmium coating wastes and products are easily recycled.