Current Safety Issues with Jewelry: Part II Radium in SteamPunk

Steam Punk:  It's new, it's cool and it's good for the environment.  Steam Punk jewelry is the latest thing on the market.  For those who have never heard of it, Steam Punk jewery is recycled mechanical parts, like those found in computers and old watches, which have been created into necklace pendants, rings, bracelets, and earrings.  

But what is old should not always be made new again.  Many old watches contain radium.  The following blog post, dated January 9, 2009, explores the dangers associated with old watch parts and illustrates videos of the radium testing results:

This danger is new and not yet on the government's radar for consumer protection.  Buyer be warned.


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