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Our Favorite Chocolates Could Be Poisoning Us

Nonprofit finds illegal levels of lead, cadmium in multiple brands

(Newser) - A California nonprofit is warning consumers that the Cadbury Creme Egg in their basket this Easter may be closer to a Leadbury Creme Egg. As You Sow tested 50 types of chocolates and found illegal levels of cadmium and/or lead in 70% of them, CBS San Francisco reports. A press... More »

Cadmium Increases Breast Cancer Risk

It's found in whole grains, potatoes, and other vegetables

(Newser) - Women whose diets are higher in cadmium are more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a new study released today by the American Association for Cancer Research. Cadmium is a heavy metal that seeps into crops through fertilizer, rainfall, and sewage, and is most often found in whole grains,... More »

Alarming Levels of Lead Found in Glasses

Amount in enamel of Tin Man glass was 1,006 times federal limit

(Newser) - In lab tests commissioned by the AP , alarming levels of lead and cadmium were found on the surface of drinking glasses made in China. These glasses—bearing images of comic book icons and characters from movies like the Wizard of Oz—were made for brands like Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Burger... More »

Wal-Mart Yanks Toxin-Tainted Miley Cyrus Jewelry

AP investigation finds high levels of cadmium

(Newser) - Wal-Mart is yanking a line of Miley Cyrus bracelets and necklaces after an Associated Press investigation turned up dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in the jewelry. Long-term exposure to cadmium, a known carcinogen, can lead to bone softening and kidney failure, and hinder brain development in the young. It's only... More »

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