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#LeadFree: Sur La Table Silicone Spoon With Stainless Handle

This Sur La Table mixing spoon / baking utensil has a stainless steel handle and black silicone spoon end. All components were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. The black silicone of the spoon was positive for a very low level of cadmium (10 +/- 6 parts per million). […]

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#LeadFree: Green Silicone Eva Cup

Eva Cup: Tested negative for lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg), but consistent with most of the silicone products I have tested it was positive for trace cadmium (Cd). I did two tests: One came in at 12 +/- 6 ppm Cd The second test came in at 18 +/- 7 ppm Cd Tested […]

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#LeadFree: Luna Cup, Purple

As with all of the menstrual cups I have tested so far (from four different brands: Lena, Luna, Diva and Eva) this brand-new (was ordered and sent to me directly) purple silicone menstrual cup from Luna was positive for trace cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument. See all of my menstrual cup posts by […]

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#LeadFree: Diva Brand Menstrual Cup

Diva Cup: Tested negative for lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg), but consistent with most of the silicone products I have tested it was positive for trace cadmium (Cd) at 17 +/- 4 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument. Considered safe by all regulatory standards that I am aware of. Tested multiple times to confirm results (all […]

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#LeadFree: Pink Lena Cup

Tested with an XRF instrument: Tested positive for 22 ppm Cadmium +/-7 ppm.  Was non-detect (negative) for lead, mercury and arsenic. Lena’s response to this post on Facebook. #MenstrualCupGate2018 – From my original (updated) Facebook post: To my knowledge items like this are not regulated for the presence of toxicants (like cadmium), as found when […]

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My Feb 5 Facebook Post Response to Lena Cup

Below is my response to the comment posted by Lena Cup on my LeadSafeMama Facebook page from February 5, 2018, exactly as posted on Facebook. #MenstrualCupGate2018 Click here to read the comment I am responding to. Please share this one!!! – 1) so my Facebook page is “unofficial” – okay? Unofficial what? How? – 2) […]

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Blue Lena Cup

#LeadFree: Blue Lena Cup

Tested with an XRF instrument: Tested positive for 19 ppm Cadmium +/-7 ppm.  Was non-detect (negative) for lead, mercury and arsenic. Lena’s response to this post on Facebook. – From my original (updated) Facebook post on February 4th: To my knowledge items like this are not regulated for the presence of toxicants (like cadmium), as […]

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February 2018 Response from Lena Cup

In February of 2018 I posted on Facebook that I had found trace levels of cadmium (at amounts that were considered safe by all standards) in silicone menstrual cups, and specifically two different menstrual cups from the brand “Lena” had each tested positive for trace cadmium.  This level of cadmium in “medical grade” silicone products […]

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#Cadmium: Voss Glass Water Bottle

Clear glass water bottle, Voss brand. The bottle and lid were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic – but the white writing on the outside was positive for trace (low levels) of cadmium, at 11 ppm. (+/- 6 ppm). If you have scrolled through the posts on my blog at all you have seen that […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Little People Boy – Orange

This little vintage orange Fisher Price Little People boy has a plastic body and a plastic head.  His orange body tested positive for lead at 258 +/- 21 ppm lead (Pb). His painted on hair tested positive for cadmium (Cd) at 78 +/- 12 ppm and for mercury (Hg) at 14 +/- 6 ppm. His […]

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