Here’s a little (3-minute) video where I test the paint on a Garry’s milk bottle (Garry’s is an Oregon based company) with a LeadCheck swab. There is also a photo below showing how many swab tests I was able to get out of the liquid from one LeadCheck swab by using q-tips. This picture also clearly shows the color of a positive swab (as distinct from, for example, the red color of the leaded paint on the bottle.)
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As always, please let me know if you have any questions!
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Fawnee Evnochides says
You mentioned in the video that you are not buying Organic Valley milk any longer…I would love to know why.
I’m very careful about the products I buy because I want to make sure that the animals involved are treated humanely.
Fawnee – it’s a long story. I should do a whole post about it. It boils down to the fact that they are marketing themselves as organic, but they are really a factory farming situation with an organic label slapped on them. They are pushing out small sustainable local family businesses in the dairy industry (people I know personally) by making their dairies sign contracts that they will not sell to small local organic businesses (like cheese makers for example). They are big agri-business under the guise of organic.
The instructions state that you can get false positives on red or pink paint. Maybe I missed you talking about this? Do you have any videos where you test red paint on a bottle and it does not show up as positive for lead?