NY Senate Votes To Ban Cadmium In Children's Jewelry

Law360, New York (March 7, 2012, 6:07 PM EST) -- The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed a bill prohibiting the sale of children's jewelry containing harmful levels of cadmium, a known carcinogen, in order to protect children from toxic exposure through accidental ingestion of the substance.

The senate sent to the State Assembly a bill, sponsored by state Sen. Jim Alesi, that would amend New York's public health laws to help protect children from accidentally swallowing or chewing on products containing high levels of cadmium, which is often used in cheap children's jewelry such...
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