Report expected in a couple of months

Published: Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 15:43 PM.

Some residents had complained about the amount of time it took for the state to conduct an investigation.

"While it seems like a lengthy process, we have to follow certain parameters and certain protocols, but we are right on schedule for that," Akroyd said.

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Centers for Disease Control, cadmium is a natural element found in the earth’s crust, though it is used in the manufacture of batteries, pigments, metal coatings and plastics. People can be exposed by eating foods containing cadmium, like shellfish, liver or kidney meats. Cadmium is also found in cigarette smoke. Long-term damage can result in damage to lungs and possibly could lead to kidney disease, but cadmium is not considered carcinogenic. 



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