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Study of Lead in Trinkets /Artificial Jewelry

Study of Lead in Trinkets /Artificial JewelryNepalese market has been flooded with several registered un registered jewelry shops and even street venders sells the different silver and gold plated jewelry and cosmetics products. As there is low level of awareness and completely absence of any regulatory authority as well as any regulatory framework, an indicative study Lead in Artificial Jewelry has been conducted by conducting laboratory testing of several 17 types of Jewelry ranges from ear rings, finger rings, chains, tops, bangles with plastic, silver and gold coated were included into the study.

Certain types of Jewelry found in Nepalese market and mostly used by the general public have been found to be contained very high amount of lead ranges from 28 to 775500 ppm hazardous for health of people especially child bearing age and lactating female.