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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