Aug 062011

 The use of toxic heavy metals in childrens jewelry, toys products needs to cease.

The Canadian government plans to restrict the use of cadmium in childrens jewelry, all but banning the toxic metal.

It is a credit to Canada that they are prepared to lead as they did in banning toxic Bisphenal A (BPA) use in baby bottles.

They have enacted consumer product safety laws that give Health Canada the power to order mandatory recalls, rather than just request companies to recall such items.

“Consumer products that pose a danger to human health or safety may not be manufactured, distributed, imported or sold in Canada,” Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said in a press release.

“This proposed guideline makes our expectations of industry clear.”

Similar laws need to be enacted in all countries.

Enactment of such laws would provide health regulators the power to take immediate action to remove toxic & dangerous products, without the need to introduce new legislation for any new toxic or dangerous product.

Cadmium has replaced lead in many products, but in many counties there aren’t laws prohibiting or stipulating safe levels for its use in products.

Cadmium isn’t the only heavy metal or dangerous toxic substance we experience in modern society.

Such laws as stated above would enable health regulators to provide immediate protection for our children, grandchildren all of society.

Health problems associated with cadmium, a heavy metal, can cause kidney, bone, lung, and liver disease.

Cadmium is said to be more toxic than lead and mercury. It can be toxic to the nervous system and brain development in humans and is carcinogenic.

Not suitable for childrens products.

Watch the video re cadmium by Associated Press

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