Toxic metals

Fishing (credit: Thinkstock)

Anglers Fear State EPA Study Would Bring Ban On Lead In Fishing Gear

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control, a part of the state Environmental Protection Agency, is getting a virtual earful from the sportfishing industry over the agency’s proposed investigation into the use of toxic substances — including lead, zinc and copper — in fishing gear.


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.