I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
I recently stumbled upon an article about toxins in costume jewelry. According to this article, researchers tested jewelry sold to adults and children through retail outlets such as Target, Walmart, Claire's, H&M, and Hot Topic. Turns out 59% of the jewelry tested had high levels of chemicals, such as led, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury, which are linked to serious health problems like cancer and even birth defects.While it is bad for adults to be exposed to these chemicals, the researchers pointed out that children tend to put things in their mouth so the danger is especially serious for them.