1817 Cadmium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

GöttingenKarl Samuel Leberecht Hermann, Friedrich Stromeyer, Johann Christoff Heinrich Roloff elements


Atomic number 48

Itai-itai disease

People who ate rice irrigated by water from the Jinzū River reported the problem in 1912. The cause was not confirmed to be cadmium poisoning until 1968.

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  • Cadmium,” Elementymology & Elements Multidict, by Peter van der Krogt