Cadmium is a soft and malleable metal which has several properties that allow it to be used in many ways. Manufacturing workers who are exposed to cadmium have higher rates of lung and prostate cancers. There is a weak relationship between lung and prostate cancer the presence of cadmium. However, there is a relationship between cancer and cadmium exposure when workers are also exposed to arsenic.
Presented for World Environmental Health Day, September 26, 2016 in Greenville, North Carolina.