Imported Lead Tainted Jewelry: A Toxic Problem

California’s State Attorney General has filed suit against 16 jewelry stores and distributors, saying the levels of toxic lead and cadmium found in imported items was excessive. According to a story in today’s Los Angeles Times, investigators confiscated adult and juvenile jewelry from every business they visited; large retailers have stopped carrying products with high levels of toxic metals. Just one more reason purchasing accessories Made in America from certified sources is the way to go. To read the full article, click on the photo.

LA Times Article: Playground Germs

In today’s Los Angeles Times, an article appeared about the germs found in restaurant play lands. Chandler Arizona mother Erin Carr-Jordan has collected and sent samples from restaurant play areas in seven states to labs for testing. The results? Pathogens–including staphylococcus and streptococcus–were detected in many of the samples. Although more dangerous bacteria such as MRSA and listeria weren’t detected, they could be present. Since kids might need a boost up or a hand in a ball pit; how can you help them without giving those nasty germs a hand? The Clipa instant handbag hanger. This smart purse hook can hang purses from narrow spaces commonly found on play structures as well as fencing, rails and tables. Clipa keeps your handbag or backpack off surfaces and away from germs. Antibacterial wipes or pocket sized sprays are handy if you visit these areas often and before leaving, always wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.

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