The short answer is that there is no global consensus on this issue, so at Liquitex we continue to offer you both options. Cadmium in pigment form has been shown to have fewer health concerns than pure cadmium – which is why some markets, such as the EU, classify cadmium paint as non-hazardous. Other markets, such as California, have deemed cadmium paint a cancer risk. We know that some artists have doubts and concerns about cadmium, but rightly demand high standards from their materials – so we’ve spent three years creating the world’s first true cadmium-free alternatives that provide the high performance you expect from cadmium paints.