#XRFTesting: Oster Blender Base Parts

XRF Test Results For An Oster Blender’s Base Parts

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Jar Gasket (gray rubber):

  • Barium (Ba): 239 +/- 140 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 9,961 +/- 155 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,692 +/- 74 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 10,700 +/- 500 ppm

Jar Ring (black plastic):

  • ND (non-detect) for all metals detectible with the XRF instrument used.

Blender Cutter: (tested to the extent possible without disassembly):

Test One – with Copper Colored Metal Disc in the Scope

  • Chromium (Cr): 30,300 +/- 1,400 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 60,300 +/- 800 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 829,200 +/- 2,600 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 78,700 +/- 1,400 ppm

Test Two – with other (silver colored) metal of piece
Stainless Steel 304

  • Chromium (Cr): 152,100 +/- 1,000 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 143 +/- 54 ppm
  • Gold (Au): 436 +/- 208 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 3,871 +/- 498 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 87,500 +/- 1,600 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 727,500 +/- 2,400 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 1,108 +/- 195 ppm
  • Mo: 5,293 +/- 187 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 3,573 +/- 1,381 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 17,700 +/- 1,300 ppm

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

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4 Responses to #XRFTesting: Oster Blender Base Parts

  1. Lili September 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

    Thanks Tamara, we appreciate you sharing all this with all the public.

    We don’t have a blender at themoment and this would be about the only one we could afford. I am sure many people are in the position. Would you be comfortable using this one? I know you didn’t test the other parts, but we really would love to have some sort of blender:)

    • Tamara September 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      Stay tuned for some more posts on this!

  2. I G Stark September 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

    Thanks Tamara! Am I to assume that the metals not mentioned are not detected? I think that the levels of the metals you found are safe because they are found in small amounts in multivitamins. Am I correct?

    • Tamara September 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

      Anything not mentioned was ND (Non-Detect). The other levels I report (other than Hg, Pb, As, Cd, Sb, etc.) are just for curiosity’s sake, and are not considered toxic by most standards.

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