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Safeguarding Children

Cadmium-Safe Kids Act

The Cadmium-Safe Kids Act was passed in Illinois in July 2010 to limit the amount of the toxic metal in childrenís jewelry after high levels of Cadmium were discovered in these products. Exposure to high levels of Cadmium have been proven especially dangerous to children because they are still growing and developing and thus more vulnerable to the effects of this harmful toxin. The Act limits the exposure children have to this metal to better protect their health and their environment.

The Attorney Generalís Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with this important public safety measure. In this enforcement role, the Attorney General has established a process by which individuals in Illinois can file complaints when they believe a violation of the Cadmium-Safe Kids Act has occurred so that the office can investigate the possible violation and take action if necessary.

Individuals who wish to learn more about the Act or file a complaint may contact our office by calling:

1-800-964-3013 (TTY)

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