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When will we learn that outsourcing to China proves hazardous to our health?…

The Miley Cyrus line of bracelets and necklaces contain toxic levels of cadmium. As the Associated Press and USA Today are reporting, the jewelry (which was made in China) is dangerous to children’s health. Cadmium is a known carcinogen, with long-term exposure leading to potential bone softening and kidney failure. Research also suggests that cadmium exposure can hinder brain development in the very young.

As the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has reported previously, there are a disturbing number of unsafe products coming from China, including: toys, cars, drywall, chocolate, medicine, baby formula, tires, and pet food.

We’d like to know, then, why celebrities would choose the quick-buck option of manufacturing products in China when there are plenty of safe and reliable domestic U.S. producers standing ready to meet their needs?

Will Miley Cyrus be the Kathie Lee Gifford of her generation? Or will she recognize that American manufacturers can provide the same products without the safety worries and workplace labor abuses that continue to emerge from China?

“Making it in America” makes good economic sense, too, and as such, the Alliance for American Manufacturing would be pleased to help Miley and Wal-Mart find dependable American manufacturers to meet their needs.

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