Not only do these tacky bracelets make you look bad, they're also VERY bad for your health! According to a new study, researchers found more than 20,000 micrograms of cadmium in the majority of charms, bracelets and necklaces, primarily imported from China. Ingestion of cadmium can cause kidney, bone, lung and even liver disease!
Researchers tested charms, bracelets and necklaces, mostly imported from China, to determine the levels of cadmium in each. "Of 92 pieces of jewelry tested under ingestion conditions, two pieces (a football pendant and a heart charm) yielded more than 20,000 micrograms of cadmium, 100 times the [U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission]-recommended maximum exposure of 200 micrograms through ingestion," says a news release about the study.
"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 study was published online Friday in Environmental Health Perspectives.
We can just imagine a new league of terrified parents who are too afraid to buy anything shiny for their kids....
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