Cadmium Is A Cancer Causing Metal

Environmental cadmium can mimic the effects of estrogen in the reproductive organs, according to a recent study by Georgetown University researchers.

Researchers have long known that a number of chemical pollutants found in the environment act as endocrine disrupters, environmental contaminants that can mimic the effects of estrogen. These endocrine disrupters are thought to disrupt the reproductive systems of animals. In addition, researchers have gathered evidence that links the high incidence of hormone-related cancers and diseases in Western populations to these endocrine disrupters found in the environment.

Studies have shown that the heavy metal cadmium acts as a steroidal estrogen in breast cancer cells. Cadmiums effects on reproductive organs in vivo, however, have been unclear. In this recent study, scientists have shown that cadmium mimics the in vivo effects of estrogen in the uterus and in mammary glands.

Chelation therapy is commonly used to remove toxic heavy metals from the body. EDTA can effectively remove cadmium from the body, potentially offering protection against a heavy metal that is emerging as an environmental estrogen.

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