Monday, August 17, 2015 - 3:00am

A heavy metal known as cadmium is a common environmental pollutant and is thought to increase the risk of chronic diseases like cancer. In today’s Academic Minute, as part of Women in STEM Week, George Washington University’s Ami Zota explains a new study on cadmium and its connection to accelerated aging of human cells. Zota is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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