Health Canada has recently initiated a proposed rulemaking that would limit cadmium in children’s jewelry to 130ppm by weight. FJATA has been working on the issue for several years, particularly with involvement in the ASTM F15.24 Subcommittee on Children’s Jewelry Safety. Health Canada has requested that comments be submitted on the proposed rule by October 10, 2011. FJATA has sent detailed comments to Health Canada as per their request. In a related news release, Health Canada admits that “there is no known risk to health from simply wearing jewellery made with high levels of cadmium”, although licking, sucking, or swallowing such items does pose a risk.
FJATA Comments to Health Canada re: Cadmium in Kid’s Jewelry
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