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Not All That Glitters is Gold - Cadmium in Jewellery

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By Dr. Ted Zava, ZRT Laboratory. Have you considered what metals make up jewellery when shopping for jewellery.  Especially what metals make up earrings, bracelets, rings, and other shiny items? A report by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) in California detailed that cadmium was present in numerous jewellery items tested from stores [1]. The amount of cadmium, a toxic heavy metal, ranged from 40-100% in the items testing positive. Is Cadmium Allowed in Jewellery? Surprisingly, there are no restrictions on the amount of cadmium allowed in adult jewellery in the United States. There is a limit of 0.03% cadmium in children’s jewellery...

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