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#XRFTesting: Stainless Flatware

Stainless Flatware from “Wallace”: Lead Free Modern one-piece / single metal (seamless) flatware marked “stainless steel” and manufactured in recent years (regardless of country of origin) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Here are some good choices to look at: Oneida IKEA Henckles Lenox Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, […]

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#LeadFreeToys: Truck Transformer

Red & Blue Plastic Toy Transformer Truck:  Lead Free! [Brand unknown] Modern hard plastic toys designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today/recently) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Click this link for some good #LeadSafe / #LeadFree toy truck choices for younger children! Click here for more #SaferChoices […]

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#XRFTesting: Lead Free Williams Sonoma Veggie Peeler

Veggie Peeler (larger photo below) from Williams Sonoma; 95% Copper! Most of the veggie peelers I have tested have been lead-free with the following exceptions (which have often tested positive for lead (and/or cadmium) in my experience): Vintage plastic handles Vintage rubberized handles Vintage metal that is grey and dull (not stainless) Vintage painted metal […]

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#LeadFree: Yellow Plastic Toy Car Transformer

Yellow Plastic Toy Car:  Lead Free! Modern hard plastic toys designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today/recently) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Click this link for some good #LeadSafe / #LeadFree toy car choices for younger children! Click here for more #SaferChoices for your family! […]

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#GuerrillaXRFTesting: Target 2017; White Dishes

My friend Carissa and I decided to do some “drop-in XRF Testing“ of new products in stores (testing them for the presence of toxic heavy metals – including lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic).  Please note: we’re calling it #GuerrillaXRFTesting because you are mostly not allowed to film in stores (not because you are not allowed to use an […]

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“Thank you for your letter to i play.”

Hello all! Here is the response I got today from i play. I asked their permission to share it with all of you. I am thrilled that they are back on the right track (responsible engagement/cooperative problem-solving — vs. the heavy-handed saber-rattling from their attorneys that unfortunately, along with and ad hominem attack seems to commonly […]

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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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#LeadFree: Smart Planet Plastic Spork

Smart Planet Green Plastic Spork:  Lead Free! Modern hard plastic flatware designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today) 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 for participating. […]

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