Cadmium toxicity may be associated with poor bone growth and development, anemia, fatigue, irritability, headaches, high or low blood pressure, emphysema, benign prostate enlargement, increased risk for cancer, hair loss, learning disabilities, kidney disorders, liver disorders, skin disorders, painful joints, and lowered immunity. Sources of exposure: cigarette and pipe smoke, instant coffee and tea, nickel-cadmium batteries, contaminated water, refined grains, fungicides, pesticides, some plastics, some soft drinks.
Intravenous EDTA chelation removes heavy metals from the bloodstream. Homeopathic dilutions of cadmium stimulate the release of heavy metals from all tissues of the body. Frequent saunas may also be beneficial.