Archive | Cadmium

Toxic Chemicals in Children's Clothing

Hidden Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Clothing + How to Find Safe Options

It’s a fact that there are hidden toxic chemicals in children’s clothing so we’ll show you what to watch for and where to find safe options.

Continue Reading

Alert: 12 Million McDonald’s Shrek Forever After Glasses Recalled for Cadmium

Today the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of promotional Shrek Forever After glasses sold by McDonald’s.   Jennifer Taggart, a.k.a. The Smart Mama, submitted information to the CPSC using her XRF analyzer to test all of the current glasses – Donkey, Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots.   She found levels of cadmium […]

Continue Reading

Toxic Cadmium Used in Kid’s Jewelry as a Substitute for Lead

I was surprised to read a story in the Associated Press about an investigation involving testing of 103 pieces children’s jewelry done by chemistry professor Jeff Weidenhamer of Ashland University in Ohio.  Most were purchased in November and December 2009 and of the products tested, 12 contained at least 10% cadmium (or more than 10,000 […]

Continue Reading

Designed by Alicia Voorhies