Ask Tamara: Does cast iron have lead?

Ask Tamara Question: Is cast iron safe?  Do cast iron pans ever contain lead? Answer: Cast iron (any type of iron) has a much higher melting point than lead; accordingly, undecorated, simple cast iron pots and pans – at the time of their manufacture – almost never have any lead (as it is unlikely for the metal itself […]

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#AskTamara: What kind of water filtration system do you have in your home?

#AskTamara What kind of water filtration system do you have in your home? (Updated in 2017) A. By the husband! Leonard Rubin We get questions about water filters quite a lot, but now more than ever—since the water crisis in Flint is in the news. In response, Tamara and I, when asked, often share about the […]

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Ask Tamara: How do you get lead dust out of laundry?

Monday, September 7, 2015 “Ask Tamara” Question from Liz: “What’s the best way to wash clothing that could be contaminated with lead dust?” Tamara’s Response: Actually that’s a great question, Liz! Lead dust is best removed with laundry (and other) detergents whose formulations specifically contain surfactants.  Unfortunately, in the natural/organic/progressive mama world that many of […]

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