This transfer model can be used to estimate the cadmium concentration in the pig kidney and liver based on oral exposure to feed contaminated with cadmium. General information on how to use the transfer models on this website can be found under “How to use”. The specific manual for the cadmium – pig can be found here. A log with the changes made after the release of version 1.0 of the model can be found here.

Source: Hoogenboom LAP, Hattink J, van Polanen A, van Oostrom S, Verbunt J, Traag WA, Kan CA, van Eijkeren JCH, De Boeck G, Zeilmaker MJ (2015) Carry-over of cadmium from feed in growing pigs. Food Add. Contam. Part A, 32, 68-79.

Please cite as: "Transfer model cadmium - pig, version 2.0 (available via" when referring to this model.