Cadmium

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Cadmium

Cadmium compounds were formerly used as yellow pigments. Nowadays it is considered as very toxic and an environmental pollutant emitted by many industiral processes.

Name giver is Kádmos from the Greek mythology, founder of Thebes, who killed a dragon.

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