"NY Senator Calls for Cadmium Ban in Kids' Jewelry"

"Reports of high cadmium content in children's jewelry imported from China have prompted a senior U.S. senator to press for legislation that would ban the toxic heavy metal as a hazardous substance from those products and toys.

New York Democrat Charles E. Schumer was to present details of his proposal Wednesday. It is the first specific legislative fix promised by a member of Congress following an Associated Press investigation that documented high levels of cadmium in jewelry bought at major chain stores in the United States."

Ben Dobbin and Justin Pritchard report for the Associated Press January 12, 2010.

Source: AP, 01/13/2010