Ill. Lawmakers Pass Cadmium Ban For Kids' Toys

Law360, New York (May 4, 2010, 1:54 PM EDT) -- The Illinois Legislature has passed a bill that would ban significant amounts of cadmium in children's toys and jewelry, one of numerous proposed state and federal measures intended to crack down on the toxic metal.

Both houses of the state Legislature passed HB5040, known as the Cadmium-Free Kids Act, on Monday.

The bill, which would take effect July 1, 2011, would ban the sale of children's jewelry containing cadmium at a concentration of more than 75 parts per million in any paint or accessible substrate....
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