Through food and water, cadmium (Cd) builds up in the kidneys and bones, causing osteoporosis and many other serious diseases.
According to the World Health Organization, the number of people with osteoporosis due to osteoporosis in Asia (including Vietnam) by 2050 may account for 50% of the world. Some common causes of osteoporosis are advanced age, decreased female sex hormones, parathyroid hormone, nutritional deficiency, and weakened immune system.
However, few people know that cadmium (Cd) exposure also causes osteoporosis and fractures. According to research by scientists at the Argonne National Laboratory, part of the US Department of Energy, cadmium releases calcium from bones within hours of exposure.
According to a study on cadmium published in the journal Bone and Mineral Research in 2015, when entering the body, cadmium accumulates in the kidneys and bones. Long-term cadmium poisoning damages the functioning of these organs, creating kidney stones.
Calcium and phosphorus are excreted in the urine, causing bone diseases such as weak bones, bone deformities, bone tissue destruction (osteomalacia), osteoporosis (osteoporosis) …
Cadmium enters the body mainly through food and drinking water. The source of cadmium in nature has increased due to the explosion of industries such as mining, metallurgy, battery making, reactors, etc. With the current state of environmental pollution, toxic waste can also be generated. lead to cadmium contamination of water.
To ensure health safety and reduce the risk of cadmium exposure, it is necessary to pay attention to the water purification measures recommended by the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health. That is to use chemicals to coagulate sediment or filter membranes with a micro filter slot size.
Many modern water purification methods are integrated with UF membrane filtration technology combined with UV, reverse osmosis filtration, etc. In which, RO filtration is the most advanced technology used in developed countries such as the US.
With these methods, filtered drinking water will meet QCVN6-1:2010/BYT – the highest national standard for drinking water in Vietnam. To issue this certification, the Institute of Occupational Health and the Environment has carried out a rigorous testing and evaluation process according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO), ensuring the water source meets the standards of 27 principles. Physicochemical factors and toxic microorganisms are within the allowable threshold. Readers learn more about QCVN6-1:2010/BYT.