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At least it's not lead!

  1. Jan 29, 2010 #1

    Chi Meson

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    Jewelry for kids!

    Guess where it was made?
    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/29/health/AP-US-Cadmium-Jewelry.html [Broken]
     
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  3. Jan 29, 2010 #2

    turbo

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    You think that they could substitute zinc and use the cadmium for NiCad batteries, but NO! Next, we'll find out that objects that need massive components (like toy gyroscopes) will contain depleted Uranium. Until there is a standard for consumer protection that addresses that (and testing to detect it), don't put it past the Chinese capitalists. The Chinese are STILL being exposed to dairy products adulterated with melamine, years after the initial problems came to light.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 #3

    Chi Meson

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    This is unbelievable:
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 #4
    The freaking Chinese cadmium probably had too may impurities in it to be used in batteries.
     
  6. Jan 30, 2010 #5

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  7. Jan 30, 2010 #6

    Borek

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    That's idiotic. Using methods sensitive enough you will probably detect all elements in everything.

    Somehow that reminds me the story of a politician that was shown wastewater treatment plant and one of chemists on site told him "We start with highly caustic water and we bring pH down to 7". "Why can't you bring it down to zero?"
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 #7
    yeah, politicians should have to pass a litmus test on scientific knowledge
     
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