Introduction (for those new to this website):
Tamara Rubin is a Federal award-winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children, her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005. Since 2009 Tamara has been using XRF testing (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals), including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic. All test results reported on this website are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Items are tested multiple times, to confirm the test results for each component tested. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
UPDATED: Sunday – January 17, 2021
Due to the enormous backlog of testing that I have to catch up on (most of which are reporting on items I tested long ago), I am not accepting boxes of items at this time.
A handful of readers are regular subscribers making a monthly gift in support of this work and I will still be honoring my commitment to test things for those people. Still, I am not taking on any new subscribers until my backlog (some of which goes back two years) is caught up.
On a rare occasion, I may invite a reader to send in a single item for testing, because it is a good example of something I do not yet have on the website and I think my readers (as a whole) would benefit from the information that could be provided by testing that item.
If you think you have an item that fits the above criteria:
- Please first watch this video and search for it on the site using several criteria to ensure I have not yet tested the item, LINK.
- If you still don’t find the item on the site and think I might like to test it, click here for details/instructions.
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