Toxic toys and jewellery on sale in Cambodia's markets.

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Toxic toys and jewellery on sale in Cambodia's markets.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:46 pm

Markets Peddle Toys, Jewelry Laced With Toxins, Study Finds
by Ben Paviour | October 6, 2016

Cambodia’s markets are likely littered with lead-laden necklaces and toys coated in mercury-laced paint, according to a new study by a Phnom Penh-based Canadian scientist.

Over 35 percent of toys and jewelry tested in the study exceeded E.U. guidelines for heavy metals, with some jewelry clasps exceeding the maximum recommended concentrations of lead 5,000 times, said Thomas Murphy, a retired government scientist from Environment and Climate Change Canada who led the research... ... ds-118906/
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