By Ben David
I was looking for wholesale jewelry on the internet recently and I came across a website that had a California proposition 65 warning. It stated the warning was in compliance with the proposition requirement and that some of their items might have lead in them. And that some of their jewelry might have chemicals that may cause cancer or reproductive harm like birth defects.
I am warned to even wash my hands after touching the jewelry. Infants and small children are to be kept away from the jewelry. And if you see anyone sucking or eating the jewelry you better tell them to stop. Who wants a cancer causing agent in their mouth?
Now I am thinking twice about giving jewelry as a gift. Or do I only have to worry in California? Do I have to tell my receiver of my gift to wash her hands after handling it? Do I have to warn them not to let their kids eat it? Or do I only have to point out the tag with the proposition 65 warning and let them worry about the rest?
Now if I buy Arizona jewelry am I off the hook? Does this mean that Arizona jewelrey does not cause cancer or does it mean jewelry sellers do not have to care about the health of their customers? It probably means they can warn if they want to but do not have to by law. Now jewelry is jewelry in all the states and all the world.
Do you pay attention when you read these cancer causing agents warnings? If I gave you a necklace with a proposition 65 tag would you refuse the gift, if you liked it? You would probably wear it. Or would you now be one of those people who goes around warning people wearing jewelry that they might be in danger? There is nothing wrong with caring about other people of course.
How does jewelry cause cancer anyway? Does California have a unique testing system other states do not have? Or do the other states have the same information but they simply let their population take their chances on getting sick?
Lead has been part of the jewelry making process for a long time. Has anyone gotten sick with wearing lead around their neck or their finger or on their ears? Who can really say? But if it was not for California proposition 65 probably most people who buy and wear jewelry would not give it a second thought. But at least with this proposition people in California at least can decide for themselves if they want to wear jewelry that comes with a label suggesting you wash your hands after handling it.
If you are giving jewelry this year as a gift you too can decide if that is the right gift to give. You can even warn people you give it to if you like. All of this I learned by shopping on the internet for wholesale jewelry.
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