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. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
Vintage (Circa 1980s!) Fisher Price sorting toy for infants and toddlers
This toy tested positive for more than 4,000 (Four Thousand!) ppm LEAD!
The amount of Lead considered safe in a new/modern item intended for children is “below 100 ppm” in the substrate and “below 90 ppm” in the paint or coating.
TIP: Avoid all vintage toys! (Sorry!)
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