Various vials of lipstick on display. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Researchers Find Dangerous Metals In Lipsticks

A University of California, Berkeley study shows many popular lipsticks and lip glosses contain metals at concentrations high enough to pose potential health concerns.


California Governor Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Signs Ban On BPA Bottles, Enforces Lead Ban

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a pair of bills intended to protect children from harmful chemicals.


This "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" charm has a high level of Cadmium, according to an Associated Press study.  (AP)

New California Law Limits Toxic Cadmium In Jewelry

California became the largest state to limit the toxic metal cadmium in children’s jewelry on Monday, effectively creating a new national standard ahead of promised federal action.

CBS San Francisco–09/28/2010

Congresswoman Takes Aim at Toxic Childrens' Products

Looking to better protect children against toxic metals, San Francisco and Peninsula Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced legislation Thursday that requires tougher regulation four heavy metals, including cadmium, in kids products.