Tested with an XRF instrument: Tested positive for 19 ppm Cadmium +/-7 ppm. Was non-detect (negative) for lead, mercury and arsenic.
From my original (updated) Facebook post on February 4th:
To my knowledge items like this are not regulated for the presence of toxicants (like cadmium), as found when tested with an XRF instrument. This amount of cadmium is considered safe by all regulatory standards for toys, which are generally the strictest regulatory standards for toxicity (this is not a toy! Lol!)
Update for Lena and all of those new to my page: all of my testing is done with an XRF instrument, specifically a Niton XL3T – the same instrument used by the CPSC for consumer goods testing. This testing is accurate to single digit parts per million when testing for cadmium in silicone substrates.
Another update: now that the company has suggested they will be getting their lawyers involved to “fight” my truthful and scientifically accurate results, I invite you, my readers, to donate in support of my independent (unbiased) consumer goods toxicity testing and childhood lead poisoning prevention advocacy work. My GoFundMe can be found at http://www.GoFundMe.com/LeadSafeMama, Thank You!
Update 3: So many of you have asked if I could test other brands of menstrual cups and I want to! See the new post here for information on how you can help make that possible: https://www.facebook.com/LeadSafeMama/photos/a.195917330526679.42695.195674253884320/1571485199636545/?type=3&theater&ifg=1