How Cadmium Ends Up in Your Home

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Martyn Poliakoff

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First the Miley Cyrus jewelry. Now, the Shrek glasses. What’s the fuss about cadmium?

University of Nottingham professor Martyn Poliakoff explains the basics of the sometimes all-too-toxic metal. He likens No. 48 in the periodic table to another substance on the metallic hit list — mercury.

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