Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wal-Mart Pulls Miley Cyrus Jewelry - Contains Cadmium

Wal-Mart stores are going to stop selling certain brands of Miley Cyrus jewelry because it may contain the toxic metal cadmium. It's kind of unfair that Miley is going to take heat for this when she obviously had no idea what metals were in the jewelry. I guess that's a risk you take when you put your name on something though.

From the Associated Press:

Wal-Mart said Wednesday it is pulling an entire line of Miley Cyrus-brand necklaces and bracelets from its shelves after tests performed for The Associated Press found the jewelry contained high levels of the toxic metal cadmium.

Long-term exposure to cadmium can lead to bone softening and kidney failure. It is also a known carcinogen, and research suggests that it can, like lead, hinder brain development in the very young.

Cadmium in jewelry is not known to be dangerous if the items are simply worn. Concerns come when youngsters bite or suck on the jewelry, as many children are apt to do.

Source: AP via MSNBC.