Toxic Jewelry Samples
Toxic Jewelry Samples 2009 – 2010
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has uncovered jewelry for adults and children containing dangerously high amounts of lead in one or more components of the jewelry items. The following shows a sample of the confiscated jewelry.
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The jewelry was discovered in warehouses in southern California. Some of it was imported from China and was packaged with labels claiming to be lead free. However, an analysis by the Department of Toxic Substances Control's Environmental Chemistry Laboratory showed some of the jewelry contained lead that exceeded California's regulatory limit. See all the items here.