Email today to Lady Lane Farm, Garry’s Meadow Fresh Milk – Oregon

Email today to Lady Lane Farm, Garry's Meadow Fresh Milk - OregonSaturday, June 16, 2018



Subject: Your bottles are painted with lead paint

I recently discovered that the red paint on your reusable glass milk bottles is lead paint. It is more than 20,000 ppm lead.

There is no regulation on this at all, so – to my knowledge – you are not breaking any law. However the amount of lead that is considered toxic to children (on an item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating.) One might argue that a bottle of milk is decidedly an item intended for children, but an item like this is not covered by the CPSIA to my knowledge.

Straus Family creamery (in California) has lead-free paint on their bottles and they might be a company to call to help you find a lead-free bottle source.

The paint on your bottles tested positive both with a reactive agent (LeadCheck swab) test and an XRF instrument.

Given your company has actively voiced a stand for environmental practices, I thought you might want to know this information.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

You can replicate the reactive agent testing yourself with a LeadCheck swab and a lab would confirm the XRF readings (in ppm.)

The testing I do is for advocacy purposes & I am not a lab. I am a mother of lead poisoned children.

The bottle I swabed with LeadCheck swabs today (6/16) was purchased at New Seasons Market in Sellwood/Portland earlier this week as that is our neighborhood store.


Tamara Rubin
Environmental Activist
Leonard Rubin & Associates

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