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 tested. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
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These little “Tom and Jerry” Christmas mugs were tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows:
White Milk Glass (unpainted):
- Lead (Pb): 176 +/- 19 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 9 +/- 3 ppm
- Lead (Pb): 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 943 +/- 50 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 317 +/- 79 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 11,600 +/- 900 ppm
- Lead (Pb): 27,900 +/- 700 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 1,284 +/- 60 ppm
- Selenium (Se): 542 +/- 46 ppm
This cup also tested positive for Lead when tested with a LeadCheck swab (see video).
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