A recently concluded study of PVC packaging imported to the United States found that newer packaging is containing less and less cadmium, according to the Toxics in Plastic Clearinghouse. Referencing earlier studies, the organization found cadmium in levels above what’s considered acceptable in about 20% of all samples, largely in packaging imported from China. While that level is higher than they want it to be, researchers remarked that levels in 2008 saw about 55% of samples fail because of too much cadmium. When tested for lead, none of the samples contained any traces, which is what the organization was hoping for.
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