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Periodic Table: 48 Cadmium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table
T-Rex: 48 CADMIUM
T-Rex: A soft metal used in batteries and red-orange pigments, but being phased out of both due to its toxicity. It has virtually no other uses!
Utahraptor: So its main use is to poison people?
T-Rex: Pretty much, yeah. The only person who'd use cadmium now... is a CAD!
Utahraptor: Ouch.
T-Rex: A person who uses helium is a HEEL!
T-Rex: Someone who uses arsenic is a...

The author writes:

Cadmium is used in some solar panels, and to prevent aircraft corrosion, but it really doesn't have many other uses any more.