Cadmium In The Crosshairs

Law360, New York (April 27, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT) -- With lead banned in children’s products by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, many American politicians, regulators and consumer groups are now calling for a ban on cadmium, another toxic metal that has been used in consumer products.

Cadmium is a soft, bluish-white, natural metal with a very low melting point. It has been used in batteries and jewelry, as well as in coatings on consumer products. Various studies have concluded that it is toxic and that certain exposure levels can lead to significant...
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