Over half (57%) of the jewelry we tested had a “high” level of concern due to the presence of one or more hazardous chemicals detected at high levels. Four products contained more than 10 percent (by weight) cadmium, a known carcinogen. Twenty-five percent had more than 300 ppm of lead in one or more components, exceeding the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) limit of lead in children’s products.
Toxic jewelry is a symptom of the complete failure of our federal chemical regulatory system.
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Send an email to ask your Senator to co-sponsor the Safe Chemicals Act (S.847), which requires:
* Phase-out of the most dangerous known chemicals * Testing of new chemicals to make sure they are safe before they are sold to the public
* Disclosure of chemical testing data
Without co-sponsors this bill won't get the attention it deserves. When this bill is passed it will increase the safety of chemicals used in consumer products and protect vulnerable populations like pregnant women and children.
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