New Zealand launched a probe of Chinese-made clothing after scientists found dangerous levels of formaldehyde in woolen and cotton garments. The New Zealand Ministry of Consumer Affairs said recently that it would start a program to test for formaldehyde in clothes as part of its probe, while acknowledging the country had no standard for formaldehyde levels in textiles-a concern for retailers.
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Our thanks to Karima Parry, who originally published this article in VFCJ magazine, for her permission to re-publish it on our website. Karima, a GIA diploma-ed fine jeweler has more than 30 years in the fine jewelry manufacturing industry. She is also a dealer in vintage Bakelite jewelry. Her website is http://www.plasticfantastic.com
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