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Soil Testing Using an XRF

Every now and then I get soil samples to test, as part of an XRF Testing outreach event — in which I rent a state-of-the art X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (I am a trained, certified and experienced operator of these amazingly useful instruments), and folks wanting to test their stuff (vintage and modern dishes, kids toys, family heirlooms, etc.) chip in to […]

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My back yard… #LeadFreeLiving

Re-sharing an older post! I took this picture of our back yard and realized that every element in the photos had a “Lead story”  – so I thought it might be fun to annotate it and share it with you all, in case it could help you come up with some new ideas for making your own home lead-safe! Click […]

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#LeadedHousehold: Lead in Hoses

Below is a post I originally wrote and shared in June of 2014.  I’ve slightly updated it for today.  It’s a post I have shared often so I am re-sharing now, so those who are new to my page and my work have the benefit of the information provided.  Thanks for reading, friends! – Tamara […]

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