Originally posted: October 14, 2017
Testing is based on new product samples tested in 2017.
When tested with an XRF instrument the Dr. Brown brand glass baby bottle pictured here (along with the related components also pictured) all tested negative (non-detect/ND) for Lead (with in the limits of detection of XRF technology testing in consumer goods mode.) However two components (the glass bottle and the silicone nipple) did test positive for trace levels of Cadmium (considered safe by all current standards). When a toxicant is positive at a “trace” level, that means it a very low level (generally considered insignificant) that is a contaminant of the product components and is not generally likely to be an added ingredient or feature of a product given the levels found.
XRF Test Results for the product pictured:
- Cadmium Readings:
- Glass Bottle: 9+/-5 ppm.
- Nipple: 14 +/- 5 ppm.
Important points to note:
- All other components were ND for Cadmium.
- All components were ND for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As).
- For more information about the concern for Cadmium in consumer goods, please read my “Cadmium Concerns” post here.
- While I would not necessarily choose to use this product for a member of my family, here’s my Amazon affiliate link* for this product: http://amzn.to/2vREYaX
I prefer these three brands of glass baby bottles (from a toxicant perspective – these three brands have tested the cleanest):
- Brand One (click to see on Amazon)
- Brand Two (click to see on Amazon)
- Brand Three (click to see on Amazon)
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As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
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You forgot to mention lifefactory and advent natural glass bottles 🙂
Hi Tamara, have you ever tested the first generation of Dr. Browns glass bottles? They are taller and thinner and don’t have any paint but I don’t know if I should worry about the glass of the bottle? I’d be glad to send you one. Thanks!
I would like to know this as well! Has there by chance been any further testing with the Dr. Brown’s original glass bottles?
No I have not tested these since this post. Here’s how to participate in the testing I do:
Thanks for commenting.
Patricia M Pardinas says
Hello Tamara. Thank you for this Research. I ordered one set of bottles recommended by you on this post but it has the skinny nipple abs the baby didn’t like it so I’m thinking on getting the scent but when I go to the link you shared there’s an old version and a new version, I’m wondering if the new version would be the same. I appreciate you answering. Thank you
I was wondering the exact same thing. Are both the old version and new version safe, Tamara? thanks for everything
Could you test the Evenflo Balance + glass bottles? They are a very popular brand