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Cadmium in Jewelry: Serious Threat to Your Health

Cadmium in Jewelry: Serious Threat to Your Health

What is Cadmium? Cadmium is bluish-white, soft metal. Although it is a natural element in the Earth’s crust, its concentration is extremely low. According to Wikipedia, “the average concentration of cadmium in Earth’s crust is between 0.1 and 0.5 parts per million (ppm)”. Usually, cadmium is not present in the environment as a pure metal. It is primarily found in zinc-containing ores, but it may also be found in lead and copper ores. According to the GreenFacts initiative, “Cadmium is…

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