Monday, January 11, 2010
Just when you thought it was safe to buy kids toys
Kids jewelry from China found to contain high levels of cadmium. I remember as a kid a lot of our toys were made of plastics and the cheap ones were made in Japan from tin but a friend had some of his dad's old toys made from solid lead. He had some trucks and soldiers that were well, heavy as lead. Painted with lead paint of course. Makes me wonder what kind of damage that did to kids back when I was growing up.
I need to look back and see what other toys I played with that would kill you today. I know there was asbestos in the clay we played with and of course the chemistry sets we played with without knowing what we were doing.