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Consumer products may harm your health

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Let's face it: The current system for overseeing chemicals used in consumer products is broken.

Last year, Congress banned lead in children's products. But recently, we learned that some manu-facturers that phased lead out of children's jewelry are using cadmium, another brain toxin that's a carcinogen to boot. How can we prevent the next chemical crisis from threatening our health and contributing to rising health costs?

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