Amrita Kumari* and Suman Sharma
Department of Life Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Amrita Kumari, Department of Life Sciences and Allied Health Sciences, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Received: June 30, 2020; Published: July 31, 2020
It is my privilege to write this article to the journal of Acta Scientific: Pharmaceutical Sciences. As we all know, heavy metals are one of the important sources of contaminating the environment.
Heavy metals are traditionally deﬁned as elements with metallic properties and an atomic number >20. The most common heavy metal contaminants are Cd, Cr, Cu, Hg, Pb and Zn. It has been reported that some heavy metals like nickel, cobalt, chromium, zinc, manganese, molybdenum and selenium are essential for biochemical and physiological functions of the body while other metals such as arsenic, mercury, lead and cadmium are poisonous to living organisms even at low quantities . When heavy metals are not metabolized by the body, they become toxic and start accumulating in tissues. Now a days, heavy metal environmental contamination is attaining global attention, because human health is being affected by these toxic metals .
Citation: Amrita Kumari and Suman Sharma. “Heavy Metal (Cadmium) Poisoning". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.8 (2020): 116-117.
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