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Long term exposure to which of the following metal causes Itai-itai disease?

(a) Lead

(b) Barium

(c) Cadmium

(d) Beryllium

This question was addressed to me in class test.

Enquiry is from E-waste topic in chapter Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Correct choice is (c) Cadmium

The explanation is: Long-term exposure of cadmium causes Itai-itai disease, which causes severe pain in the joints and spine and affects the kidneys and softens bones.

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