Cadmium's disguise dupes the estrogen receptor. Academic Article uri icon


  • Cadmium is a toxic environmental pollutant that has worrisome estrogenic effects in cell culture. New data from rats show that cadmium can act as an estrogen mimic in the whole animal, inducing conditions ranging from uterine hyperplasia to early onset of puberty.

published proceedings

  • Nat Med

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Safe, S.

citation count

  • 62

complete list of authors

  • Safe, Stephen

publication date

  • August 2003