California Watch Offers Free XRF Screening of Jewelry

CPSIA Screening Equipment

CPSIA Screening Equipment

Utilizing a Quickshot XRF Handheld Analyzer (QSX-HH), California Watch will be providing free screening of jewelry at three different locations in the Southern California region throughout early October.  Details of the screening events can be reviewed here.

The California Watch team was launched by the Center for Investigating Reporting in 2009.  As noted on the California Watch web-site, the team “pursues in-depth, high-impact reporting on issues such as education, public safety, health care and the environment”.  They have had several articles regarding hazardous substances (lead, cadmium) in jewelry including this article about a national retailer that continues to violate lead laws (Proposition-65, CPSIA).

Refer to the California Watch website with questions on the free screening events or their reporting on this important issue.  Feel free to contact Quickshot XRF about our solutions for testing product for lead, cadmium, etc.

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