Diva Cup: Tested negative for lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg), but consistent with most of the silicone products I have tested it was positive for trace cadmium (Cd) at 17 +/- 4 ppm.
Tested with an XRF instrument. Considered safe by all regulatory standards that I am aware of. Tested multiple times to confirm results (all results were within this same range: 13 to 21 ppm.) Click here to see all of my menstrual cup related posts.
The questions being debated/discussed on my Facebook page (see embedded Facebook post for this item below):
1) Why do regulatory standards allow for cadmium in any medical grade silicone items? [As detectable with an XRF instrument, which is distinctly different than other types of testing and tests for total content of metals, not leachability or other types of impacts.]
2) Is anyone (besides us, my friends/fans/followers here and on Facebook) questioning/researching the impacts (if any) of trace/low-level cadmium in silicone items, especially items like menstrual cups and baby bottle nipples?
Lead Safe Mama