Cadmium Exposure Testing

Cadmium is a chemical element similar to zinc and mercury and is a minor component in most zinc ores. When it comes to exposure to the general population, the two most common problems are:

  • Ingestion of foods containing traces of the element
  • Cigarette smoking as the tobacco plant readily absorbs cadmium as it grows

Cadmium exposure chances are far greater in the workplace. While exposure to low amounts of cadmium are typically not expected to pose adverse health effects, larger doses can cause:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nose and throat irritation
  • Chest pain

Cadmium poisoning, when left unchecked, can cause long-term health problems, and this is especially true if you’re exposed on the job. Here at Test Smartly Labs, we offer professional cadmium exposure testing that can help you identify any potential problems and learn how to change your environment to prevent problems in the future. Your health and well-being is our number one concern. Call today to learn more about our testing services.