Archive | Cadmium

#LeadFreeChristmas: Dollar Tree Red Ball Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas! – Red plastic ball ornament. Dollar Tree, c.2012. Cd: 29 +/- 17 ppm, & As: 66 +/- 14 ppm. ND for Pb & Hg. All components and finishes tested. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Kelli Connaughton for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post […]

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#Cadmium: Older/Vintage Black Tycos Stethoscope

Vintage Tycos Stethoscope. Tested with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture is unknown. Tested negative for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As), but positive for Cadmium (Cd) at 150 +/- 13 ppm on the rubber tubing component.  All components tested.   Read more about cadmium toxicity here. Thanks to Marya Shahriary for donating and […]

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#Cadmium: Small Toy Copper Coffee Pot

This little antique/ vintage toy coffee pot is 999,700 ppm copper on the outside (basically a pure copper exterior), but the inside (which would touch an beverage poured into it by a child is positive for cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument: Cadmium reading: 1,248 +/- 154 ppm. Read more about cadmium toxicity here. […]

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#Leaded: Mardi Gras Beads from 2012

Mardi Gras Beads (2012) Purple: 315 ppm Lead, 132 ppm Cadmium. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thank you to Jennifer Carey for making this post possible by contributing in support of my advocacy work! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 parts per million (ppm) […]

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#LeadFree: NuSpin Zoomie Sippy Straw Cup

NuSpin Zoomie Straw Cup, purchased new in 2017. Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-detect for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As) in all components. Positive for Cadmium (Cd) in trace** amounts in the clear silicone straw: 17 +/- 6 parts per million (ppm). Read more about cadmium concerns here. Quite a few silicone baby items […]

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