Lead contamination of inexpensive plastic jewelry.

  title={Lead contamination of inexpensive plastic jewelry.},
  author={Jamie L Yost and Jeffrey D. Weidenhamer},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  volume={393 2-3},
The neurological hazards of lead to children are well-known. As a result of recent documented cases of lead poisoning, regulatory attention in the United States has focused on the lead content of children's metal jewelry. By contrast, little is known about the possible hazards of plastic jewelry items. The objective of this study was to determine whether inexpensive plastic jewelry is a possible source of toxic lead for children. Samples of more than 100 inexpensive plastic jewelry items were… CONTINUE READING

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