Some metallic toys, low-cost jewelry present health risks for young children

3/5/2014

We know that babies and young children often put non-food items in their mouths, a behavior that occasionally leads to swallowing of foreign objects. Metallic toys and low-cost jewelry often contain toxic substances such as lead and cadmium. Do these objects present a health risk for young children? “We observed that cadmium and lead contamination, both very toxic metals, are a major problem, especially when it comes to metallic jewelry and toys. Copper, nickel, arsenic and antimony were also present in some samples,” explains the author of a new article.

Source: Science Daily

Available at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305125241.htm

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