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Ask Tamara: Do Starbucks Mugs Have High Levels of Lead?

Ask Tamara: Question: “Do Starbucks mugs have high levels of lead in them? What are the safest options for non-toxic coffee mugs?” A. [Simplified Answer!]: YES, many Starbucks Coffee Company branded mugs have high levels of lead in them (as measurable by testing with an XRF instrument). Note: This is not illegal in any way; […]

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Ask Tamara: What personal care products do you use?

Mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? Lotion? Toothpaste? Shampoo? Conditioner? Deodorant? Perfume? Soap? So many of my followers have asked me what products I use for personal care products (“…given so many popular brands include toxic ingredients, have questionable quality control and/or ethics… what do YOU use?” – they ask!) My immediate answer is “nothing… on most days I don’t even […]

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My friend invited me to a testing party—what the heck is a testing party?

Question: Tamara, my friend invited me to a testing party. What the heck is a testing party? Answer:  Your friend probably likes you a lot!  She is likely an environmentally conscious person with a concern for your health and well-being and for the health and well-being of your community and the planet as well. (That’s […]

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Ask Tamara: What are the symptoms of childhood lead poisoning?

I get this question all the time… so here’s a re-share of an older post I wrote (originally shared in April 2014) with the answers.  As always, please let me know if you have any questions.  Thanks for reading! ASK TAMARA QUESTION: What are the symptoms of lead poisoning? ANSWER: The most important answer is […]

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Ask Tamara: Which mugs are lead-free?

Originally Published: December 24, 2016 Ask Tamara Question: Which mugs are lead-free?  What mugs do you use in your home? Answer: When I first got my hands on an XRF and started testing things for lead one of the very first things I tested was my favorite set of Chantal mugs.  I actually had a […]

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Ask Tamara: Could you recommend a colander?

Ask Tamara Question:  Could you recommend a safe colander? Answer:  Many of my readers find me by following the Facebook page for my documentary film.  While the film is not primarily about lead in consumer goods it does touch on that subject – so on that page I post pictures of items I have tested […]

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