MerchSource Magnetic Tiles Game Pieces Toy Lead Safe Mama 5

2014 DCL “MerchSource” Magnatile Style Magnetic Tile Toys: 18 +/- 2 ppm Arsenic (in the metal hollow rivets.)

When tested with an XRF instrument the metal hollow rivets on these MerchSource MagnaTile knockoffs are positive for Arsenic. This is consistent with all toys of this nature that I have tested (all these different off-brand toys, I have not yet tested the brand-name Magna-Tile Toys.) These little metal components that are best described as […]

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I Love Riyadh Saudi Arabia Ceramic Souvenir Mug Lead Safe Mama 4

Souvenir Mug from Riyadh Saudi Arabia (of all places!) airport souvenir purchase: 21,300 ppm Lead.

One of my readers gave me this mug for my “Museum of Lead” collection because she had seen my blog post where I shared that “I even had readers in Saudi Arabia!” She thought those readers might be interested in knowing the test results of this unbranded souvenir mug (a gift that a friend of […]

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Glass Pfaltzgraff Linea Patter Bowl Lead Safe Mama 2

Pfaltzgraff Linea Pattern (Made In China) Clear Glass Bowl: Lead Free, Cadmium Free, Arsenic Free, Mercury Free!

When tested with an XRF instrument this Pfaltzgraff Linea pattern clear glass bowl had the following readings. Barium (Ba): 2,192 +/- 68 ppm Zinc (Zn): 6,990 +/- 176 ppm Iron (Fe): 187 +/- 87 ppm Vanadium (V): 1,170 +/- 67 ppm Titanium (Ti): 1,187 +/- 81 ppm Platinum (Pt): 148 +/- 50 ppm  All of […]

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Dowan Bone China White Ceramic Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

White Ceramic Bone China Fine Porcelain Dowan Bowl: 35 ppm Lead + 17 ppm Cadmium (safe by all standards).

When tested with an XRF instrument this white ceramic bowl had the following readings (with a one-minute test in consumer goods mode): Inside food surface of bowl: Lead (Pb): 35 +/- 12 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 17 +/- 8 ppm Zinc (Zn): 16,400 +/- 500 ppm Iron (Fe): 1,165 +/- 166 ppm Vanadium (V): 160 +/- […]

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chemicals in vintage plastics

Many second hand plastic toys could pose a risk to children’s health, study suggests (Feb 2018)

Date:  January 26, 2018 Source: University of Plymouth Summary: Scientists have discovered high concentrations of hazardous elements including antimony, barium, bromine, cadmium, chromium and lead in many second hand plastic toys. Click the image below to read the story in Chemical News. Click the link here to read the linked piece in Science Daily. Click here […]

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Arm And Hammer Super Scoop Litter Lead Safe Mama

Is your kitty litter Leaded? If it’s Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Fragrance Free Clumping Litter it may be!: 20 +/- 7 ppm Lead

I have linked the images here to the brand of kitty litter mentioned in the post. This linking does NOT constitute a recommendation, but has been done so you can see the product “in the wild” on Amazon. I do NOT recommend buying this product under any circumstances. Below is the XRF test result summary for Arm […]

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Blogger Promotion Idea

Are you a blogger? Want me to test something for you? Here’s how! [Let’s collaborate!] Read this post for details.

As a “Thank You” to other bloggers who share my posts, I would like to offer the following opportunity: If you share a post from on your Facebook page and you have more than 2,500 Facebook followers or likes on that page, I invite you to send me something of yours to test at […]

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Unifix Math Learning Cubes Teaching Aid Lead Safe Mama 2

Unifix Math Counting Blocks Teaching Aid from Portland Public Schools: 1330 ppm Cadmium [a known carcinogen.]

A school teacher with Portland Public Schools (in Oregon) anonymously gave me these small plastic snap-together UNIFIX math / teaching aid blocks to test.  She initially had a concern that they might contain something toxic and unsafe for children primarily because of how they smell. Here’s an Amazon link to see this product in the […]

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Vintage Orange Tupperware Nesting Measuring Cups with Cadmium Lead Safe Mama 3

Orange Tupperware Vintage Measuring Cups: 61 ppm Cadmium. Cadmium is a known carcinogen for humans.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test these plastic measuring cups (which are made of solid orange plastic with no painted markings or decorations) they had the following readings: Cadmium (Cd): 61 +/- 7 ppm Barium (Ba): 138 +/- 71 ppm Zinc (Zn): 394 +/- […]

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