Jewelery for Kids is Dangerous

by Kathy Jones on  March 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
Gifting your kids jewelery specially designed for children could prove to be very dangerous after a new study revealed that such jewelery contains cadmium levels 100 times higher than the recommended limit.
 Jewelery for Kids is Dangerous
Jewelery for Kids is Dangerous

Researchers led by Jeff Weidenhamer, of the Ashland University, analyzed 92 cheap jewelery items, most of them imported from countries such as China and tested them under ingestion conditions.

They found two of the pieces contained 20,000 micrograms of cadmium, 100 times more than the 200 microgram limit recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, while 14 other pieces contained at least 1,000 micrograms.

"Fourteen samples yielded more than 1,000 micrograms. The researchers found the amount of cadmium released increased linearly, indicating that the longer an item stays in a child's stomach, the greater the potential for harm", the researchers wrote in their report which was published in the online edition of Environmental Health Perspectives.

Source: Medindia

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