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This study evaluated the cadmium contamination and bioaccumulation factors (BAF) of soils and exported mangoes as Honey Gold Mango and Barracuda Mango No.4 in 72 mango orchards of Panchalee sub-district, Wang Thong district and Ban Noi Sum Khilek sub-district, Noen Maprang district. The study indicated that cadmium contaminated soil in Honey Gold Mango and Barracuda Mango No.4 had average of 0.40±0.22 and 0.44±0.22 mg/kg, respectively, not exceeding the soil standard of Land Development Department (≤37 mg /kg). Cadmium contaminated Honey Gold Mango and Barracuda Mango No.4 were found to be 0.31±0.07 and 0.16±0.06 mg/kg, respectively, which cd content of Honey Gold Mango were exceeded standard set by FAO/WHO (≤0.30 mg/kg). The bioaccumulation factor of Barracuda Mango No. 4 was averaged of 0.45±0.45, while Honey Gold Mango was averaged of 1.19 ± 1.04. Honey Gold Mango is possible to determine the plant belonging to Cd-hyperaccumulators (BAF>1), therefore agro-chemicals containing cadmium should be aware of impending use.