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Toxic Jewelry Found At Nordstrom Rack, Ross & Papaya Stores

The Associated Press reported yesterday that there were "toxic metal cadmium" sold in jewelry at Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya stores. 

According to AP, these kinds of metals not only causes cancer but has been outlawed in many states.

Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure. Consumer advocates were hopeful cadmium had disappeared from the U.S. jewelry market following changes prompted by a 2010 Associated Press investigation that found Chinese manufacturers were using the metal to make kids’ jewelry. States including California outlawed cadmium in children’s jewelry, and testing by the center found the chemical had virtually disappeared from jewelry by 2012.

The lab that was sent jewelry told AP that they found between 40 & 90 percent of the toxic metal in the jewelry pieces. 

This is a huge indicator that it's good to know what is inside the clothes, jewelry and other products you wear or use on a regular basis just like knowing where your food comes from, these objects are just as important if not more.

And if you have kiddos, you know those boogers will grab anything so would you want them holding onto toxic metals like this or putting them in their mouth? I didn't think so. 

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