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#LeadFree: Stainless Steel Pan, Brand Unknown

Stainless steel pan. Brand unknown. Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. All components tested with an XRF instrument. For those who are interested in stainless steel, this is SS #304 in all components that are metal.  The make up of this SS #304 is 186,400 ppm chromium (Cr), 96,200 ppm nickel (Ni) […]

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#LeadFree: SMI Stainless Spoon / Flatware

Stainless Steel Spoon, marked “SMI”on the back: Non-detect/negative for Lead (Pb). Also non-detect for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) Tested with an XRF instrument. The SMI mark appears to be that of Liberty Tabletop products a division of Sherrill MFG. Inc. “America’s Flatware Company.” These are Made in the USA and seem to […]

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EcoLunchBoxes.com: Stainless Divided Plate

Ecolunchboxes Stainless divided plate: #LeadFree. My Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2gqwMIS Tested “non-detect” for lead using an XRF instrument.  FYI: 5,938 parts per million (ppm) Nickle (Ni.) This is a relatively low amount of nickel for something made of stainless steel. Most stainless is about 82,000 ppm nickel. Some stainless from Ikea that I have tested has […]

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Pratico Outdoors Clean Steel

“Pratico Outdoors” “Clean Steel” Tumbler #Cup #Glass #LeadFree! Tested “non-detect” for lead using an XRF instrument Amazon Affiliate Link for similar product: http://amzn.to/2wYVzye – Please consider supporting my independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work with a contribution!  I am still working to raise $30,000 towards legal (and other related) fees to defend my advocacy […]

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Ask Tamara: What Dish Rack Do You Use?

Ask Tamara Question: What dish rack do you use? Answer: Natural materials!  Whenever possible I try to stick with natural materials in my home.  That means unpainted, uncoated – and usually undecorated.  For a dish rack, I think wood is good option! I have also had stainless steel ones in the past.  If they are […]

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#LeadFree Stainless Food Network Cutlery

Stainless Steel Spoon by the Food Network:  Lead Free (NonDetect/ ND for Pb). All modern stainless steel utensils I have tested have been lead free. How to choose stainless flatware: Single component metal (seamless) Unpainted / Undecorated (no enamels) Marked (stamped in to the metal): “Stainless” or “Stainless Steel” or a number representing the metal grade. Stainless […]

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Stainless Steel Spoon: Lead Free.

Stainless Steel Spoon:  Lead Free (NonDetect/ ND for Pb). All modern stainless steel utensils I have tested have been lead free. How to choose stainless flatware: Single component metal (seamless) Unpainted / Undecorated (no enamels) Marked (stamped in to the metal): “Stainless” or “Stainless Steel” or a number representing the metal grade. Stainless Steel is primarily composed […]

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#XRFTesting: Pura Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

This stainless steel Pura water bottle (pictured here and below) is non-detect for lead in all of the accessible parts.  The silicone parts of this particular bottle tested positive for low/ trace cadmium. Given I have been finding cadmium in more than 50% of silicone items I have tested, I conclude (just based on my observations) that […]

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#LeadFree: Williams Sonoma Stainless Measuring Cup

Williams Sonoma Stainless Steel Measuring Cup:  Lead Free!, SS #304 Modern stainless marked and sold as stainless steel (manufactured today or recently) should all be lead free. Hello!  These are some of the results of our recent testing parties.  I will be updating each of these posts with more details very soon.  Thank you everyone […]

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