Tag: children’s jewelry

Eco-Tip: Ten Everyday Toxics to Avoid

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Have you seen USA Today’s brand new health magazine Fresh? The first issue includes a list of “Top 10 toxins and how to protect your family.” When a widely-read mainstream publication like USA Today tackles a topic like this, everyone in the environmental health movement is pleased. If USA Today had asked me to write…

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CEH Stands Up to Ban Cadmium

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Last week, the Center for Environmental Health and State Senator Fran Pavley led supporters in Sacramento, urging Governor Schwarzenegger to sign the bill to ban the toxic metal cadmium, from children’s jewelry. This bill would cap cadmium use at 300 parts per million. CEH brought our x-ray florescence machine along to test parents’ and their…

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Protecting Kids from Leady Products in Stores: My Summer as a CEH Intern

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This past summer, the Center for Environmental Health hosted two high school interns from the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment, a grant-making public charity that supports grassroots initiatives to inspire community action to protect the environment, consumers, and public health. One of our summer interns, 18 year old Salvador Mateo from Mandela High…

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CEH in the News on Cadmium in Jewelry

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Earlier this week, the Associated Press released a report in which they exposed high levels of cadmium in jewelry sold at major retail stores. Please read our post, “This Months’ Flavor for Toxic Jewelry: Cadmi-yumm,” for the latest on the issue. CEH has been interviewed by news outlets all over the country since the story…

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This Month’s Flavor for Toxic Jewelry: Cadmi-yumm

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So it turns out that cadmium (atomic number forty-eight, for those of you scoring at home) is more than an otherwise-meaningless square on the periodic table. It’s also a toxic heavy metal found in our children’s jewelry. Earlier this week, the Associated Press (AP) reported on high levels of cadmium found in children’s jewelry recently…

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