The toxicity of cadmium and resulting hazards for human health.

Department for Paediatric Pneumology and Immunology, Charité-School of Medicine, Free University and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany.
Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology (Impact Factor: 1.23). 02/2006; 1:22. DOI: 10.1186/1745-6673-1-22
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