Hazardous Waste - Cadmium Cadmium is a metal element that is naturally occurring in the environment but that is used in various industrial processes. Some sources of cadmium include alkaline batteries, pigments and plating ( Bertini , Gray, Lippard & Valentine, 512). Like mercury, cadmium belongs to a particular form of toxic water and soil pollutants that do not break down but accumulate over time. Land- filling of cadmium waster (i.e. batteries) or incineration are some of the ways to create cadmium pollution. Once released into the environment through landfill leachete or incineration, cadmium accumulates in soil and water. From here it is transported into living organisms. Environmental pollution with cadmium can result from heavy...The end:
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