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Test urine for cadmium levels if you are concerned about pollution exposure.
Toxic effects of cadmium heavy metal contamination can be poisonous, ingestion is dangerous and can lead to illness and in some case be fatal.
You could be suffering from cadmium poisoning symptoms, simple home health check exposure levels.
To test for other heavy metals , we also offer specialist heavy metals test kits for many other heavy metals.
Or try hair analysis for accurate laboratory results with dietary recommendations.
Acute exposure to cadmium fumes may cause flu like symptoms including chills, fever, and muscle ache. Symptoms of cadmium toxicity may resolve after a week if there is no respiratory damage. More severe exposures can cause tracheo-bronchitis, pneumonitis, and pulmonary oedema.
Symptoms of cadmium poisoning inflammation may start hours after the exposure and include:
Inhaling cadmium-laden dust quickly leads to respiratory tract and kidney problems which can be fatal (often from renal failure).
Ingestion of any significant amount of cadmium causes immediate poisoning and damage to the liver and the kidneys. Compounds containing cadmium are also carcinogenic.
The bones become soft (osteomalacia), lose bone mass and become weaker (osteoporosis). This causes the pain in the joints and the back, and also increases the risk of fractures. In extreme cases of cadmium poisoning, the mere body weight causes a fracture.
The kidneys lose their function to remove acids from the blood in proximal renal tubular dysfunction. The kidney damage inflicted by cadmium poisoning is irreversible and does not heal over time.
The proximal renal tubular dysfunction creates low phosphate levels in the blood (hypophosphatemia), causing muscle weakness and sometimes coma.
The dysfunction also causes gout, a form of arthritis due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints because of high acidity of the blood (hyperuricemia).
Another side effect is increased levels of chloride in the blood (hyperglycaemia). The kidneys can also shrink up to 30%. Other patients lose their sense of smell (anosmia).
Cadmium testing kit contents
1 vial with clear cap - Reagent 1 (contains 10% sulphuric acid and care must be taken as it is corrosive - please avoid contact with skin or eyes)
Cadmium testing kit preparation
Complete instructions provided with the test.
Cadmium testing kit results, result is measured accurately in parts per million. Tests the presence of ions of cadmium to a high degree of accuracy and detect contamination, use for drinking water and urine.
Please keep in a safe place away from the reach of children or pets.
Once the test has been completed dispose of the solution safely by flushing down the toilet.
The contents of the kit should not come in to contact with food or consumables.
Wash hands after use.