Recently I read in the newspaper that cadmium is worse than lead and China has started putting that in toys to replace the lead. But if its so much worse then why do my art paints have cadmium in them? Some paints still have lead, but to be safer they put cadmium in them which is supposed to be worse than lead? Does this make any sense to you? Personally I’m not interest in going crazy or destroying the environment which I feel I must do when I clean my palette.