Cadmium Mining News

Cleaning up heavy metals using worms

Worm composts are not just for kitchen waste, since the bugs also happen to be good at absorbing heavy metals, according to a study by the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. An earthworm […]

Cadmium is the new lead: jewelry removed from Target, Saks, Gap and others

The Washington Post reports in a move reminiscent of the crackdown on lead in toys, more than a dozen major retailers including Target, Saks and Gap, are voluntarily halting sales of jewelry that contain more than trace levels of cadmium, a byproduct of zinc mining.