Setting new standards is a voluntary move. Though cadmium can harm bones and kidneys and is a known carcinogen, unfortunately, there are no government regulations on how much of it is allowed in children’s jewelry. Wal-Mart’s decision was spurred by investigative reports by The Associated Press that showed high levels of cadmium in some pieces of children’s jewelry, including several which Wal-Mart later recalled. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission now wants to restrict cadmium in children’s jewelry, and several lawmakers at the federal and state levels have proposed tight limits. In California, the state Senate has passed a bill that would effectively ban cadmium in children’s jewelry.
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