When tested with an XRF instrument the Green Sprouts brand soft silicone toddler cup pictured below (a 2015 cup that was tested in March of 2017) had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): Non-Detect [ND] / negative
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect [ND] / negative
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect [ND] / negative
- Cadmium (Cd): 20 +/- 6 ppm
This particular item was positive for trace Cadmium (at a level that is considered safe by all standards.) For context: the State of Washington considers anything 40 ppm Cadmium (or higher) unsafe, and the Country of Denmark considers anything 75 ppm Cadmium (or higher) unsafe. There is currently no federal standard regulating total Cadmium content (vs. leachable Cadmium) in dishes or children’s items.
I have been finding trace cadmium in many silicone items (both those intended for children and those intended for adults) Please check out these posts for more information about #CadmiumConcerns.)
Personally I don’t like this brand at all and would never recommend their products. I think they are trying to be “Green” but in the meantime have shown a history of being irresponsible and not trustworthy as a company when it comes to the presence of unsafe levels of toxicants in their product. To read more about my issues with Green Sprouts (and the letters I received from their lawyers after finding Lead paint on their glass sippy cups) click here.
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