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McDonald's recall of 'Shrek' glasses raises disturbing questions

How did paint containing the toxic metal cadmium get in about 12 million drinking glasses sold by the fast-food chain? Nobody seems to know or is willing to say publicly.
By David Lazarus
June 11, 2010

source: Los Angeles Times


It's bad enough that about 12 million potentially toxic "Shrek" drinking glasses were recalled by McDonald's last week.

But what should really get people's alarm bells ringing is the fact that nobody seems to know, or is willing to say publicly, how the carcinogenic metal cadmium got into paint used to depict Shrek, Donkey and other characters.

Worse, federal law allows cadmium to be in a product marketed to children as long as the product isn't a toy, raising questions as to how many other goods may be out there that also pose a health risk.

"cadmium" - 鎘。"carcinogenic" - 致癌物(質)的。


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WordCategoryDefinition
 chain中級[動詞] 拘禁;束縛; [名詞] 鏈條;項圈
 depict中高級[動詞] 描畫;雕出;描述
 disturbing中級[形容詞] 擾亂的;讓人擔心的 ; disturb(妨礙,打擾) 的現在分詞
 federal中級[形容詞] 聯邦(制)的; [名詞] 聯邦政府工作人員
 glasses中級[名詞] 眼鏡; glass(玻璃杯;玻璃) 的複數
 goods中級[名詞] 商品;貨物; good(利益;好處;優點) 的複數
 last中級[形容詞] 最後的; [動詞] 持續; [副詞] 最後地; [名詞] 最後的人(或東西);最後;上回
 long中級[形容詞] 長的; [動詞] 長久地;始終; 渴望; [副詞] 長久地;始終
 pose中級[動詞] 擺姿勢; [名詞] 姿勢;裝腔作勢
 potentially中級potential(潛在的,可能的) 的衍生的副詞
 recall中級[動詞] 回憶;使想起;召回; [名詞] 回想;收回
 recalled中級recall(回憶;使想起;召回) 的過去式及過去分詞
 risk中級[動詞] 冒...的風險; [名詞] 危險,風險
 toxic中高級[形容詞] 毒(性)的;有毒的
 worse中級[形容詞] 更壞的,更差的; bad(壞的) 的比較級; ill(生病的) 的比較級; [副詞] 更壞,更糟,更厲害地; [名詞] 更糟的事