Kid Jewelry Can Be Toxic

If you are a parent of a girl, you know that they love to play dress up and wear jewelry. However, if you shop at Target, Walmart or other low cost retailers, they may be wearing more than just jewelry & may be wearing toxic chemicals too.

Since we aren’t about to give our little girls diamonds and gold, we find low cost necklaces, rings and earrings for everyday wear. But despite a lot of oversight, there are still products that have dangerous levels of cadmium and lead.

According to the website HealthyStuff.org, over half (59%) of the products recently tested had a “high” levels of one or more hazardous chemicals. Four products, they found, contained over 10% cadmium, a known carcinogen. HealthyStuff.org also found that fifty percent contained lead, with over half containing more than 100 ppm of lead, exceeding the Consumer Product Safety Commission limit of lead in children’s products.

The product manufacturers stated that the risk presents itself if the child puts the product in its mouth. But since us Moms know that happens on a regular basis, there is definitely cause for concern.

Here is a video from HealthStuff.org with more information, but if possible, avoid metal based jewelry unless you know it is pure sterling silver or gold. Stick to plastic jewelry that is clearly labeled BPA-free and Phthalate-Free. Or find organic jewelry. Etsy is a great place to find unique (and safe) pieces for our little girls (and for us too!)

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CharleneChronicles is only reporting on information in the media regarding this topic and these findings, and makes no claims on the validity of the reports. Parents should do their own research to make and educated decision.

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