Jervis n George reusable glass baby food container lead safe mama tamara rubin 4

#AskTamara: Is there lead paint on the outside of my “Jervis & George” reusable glass baby food container?

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead paint on the outside of my Jervis & George reusable glass baby food container? Answer: Yes, there may be. I have tested four product samples from this brand (with testing done using an XRF instrument) and all four jars had paint that was positive for high levels of lead. To […]

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Hitachi Magic Want Vibrator 2008 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Antimony 1

#AskTamara: Are There Toxic Chemicals In My Hitachi “Magic Wand” Personal Massager / Vibrator?

#AskTamara Question: Are there toxic chemicals in my Hitachi “Magic Wand” personal massager / vibrator? Answer: Well, as a matter of fact, now that you ask, there were concerning levels of ANTIMONY (Sb) in the Magic Wand personal massager by Hitachi that I recently tested Please note: I only tested ONE example of this product and […]

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Vintage Niagara Hand Unit Personal Massager c 1940 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Sex Toy 1

#AskTamara: Q. Is there lead in my sex toys? A. Maybe.

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead in my sex toys? [I get this question ALL THE TIME! LOL!] Answer: As with most things (when it comes to lead) the most important factor in determining if your sex-toys might have lead (or other heavy metals or toxicants) is when they were manufactured! [When as in “which century” or […]

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New 2018 Visions Visionwar Corning Corelle Lid Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 2

#Lead: Newly Purchased (2018) Corelle / Corning Visionware Amber Lid – XRF Test Results

Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture: 2018.] This piece is a small saucepan or pot lid, with decorative radiating ridges around the center of the lid under the top-knob.  There are NO brand or model markings on this piece, […]

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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

28,200 ppm lead! Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 […]

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Corning Visions France Saucepan Amber Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

Corning Visionware: Another Example – XRF Test Results For A Small Saucepan (Made in France)

Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture unknown.] This piece is a small saucepan and differs from the piece I posted earlier in that it is “Made in France.” It also has the 3-D diamond/pyramid shaped pattern on the bottom […]

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Corning USA Visionware Pot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 3

#AskTamara: Do you recommend Corning Visionware?

#AskTamara Question: Do you recommend Corning Visionware? Answer: No. Ok, while I could leave it at that I will elaborate. First I have to address the fact that several people have confused me with other bloggers who DO recommend Corning Visionware, and I specifically have not ever recommended this product personally — because I have […]

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