As a “Thank You” to other bloggers who share my posts, I would like to offer the following opportunity:
If you share a post from LeadSafeMama.com on your Facebook page and you have more than 2,500 Facebook followers or likes on that page, I invite you to send me something of yours to test at no charge! Here are the specifics of how that will work — please let me know if you have any questions:
Thank you for participating in this important work in this way!
- Find an original LeadSafeMama.com/TamaraRubin.com post ( on the LeadSafeMama Facebook page ). Choose a post you think will resonate with your audience (it seems like the vintage Tupperware posts are resonating with EVERYONE so that might be a good one to start with!)
- Share the post from my LeadSafeMama Facebook page to your Facebook page.
- Tag me, so I know that you shared it.
- Send me a quick email with your contact information and a link to your Facebook page (so I know to expect a package from you!). In this email, also let me know which post you shared and what you will be sending to me (send me a picture if you have questions about it before sending it). My email address is TamaraRubin@mac.com.
- When I publish the post with your item’s test results (and please understand this could take eight weeks or longer depending on how much I have in the queue), I will thank you in the post and will also link to your blog and your Facebook page.
- Any test results for any items you send in do not belong to you, by sending something in for testing you agree for the test results to be reported by me and posted in the public domain.
- Items (to be tested) that are part of this offer must be simple items (not overly complex items).
- Examples of simple items are a china saucer, a cup, a bowl, a knife, a simple toy like a top, a block, a yoyo, a naked Barbie (!), or a book. These items generally have fewer than four colors or four different types of materials (or four components) to test.
- Examples of complex items are items with MORE than four colors to test or MORE than four components or substrates to test: a vintage china doll in a full costume, a xylophone, a music box, a blender.
- If you want to send in a complex item please send me a picture and we can discuss it. I may make an exception if I think it is something my readers would be very interested in and if I have time to fit in the testing.
- If you send in an item via this offer, I will pay for return postage as long as it is being returned to the continental United States.
- If the item turns out to be TOXIC (tests positive for Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, or Mercury – for example) and you would be ok with me keeping it for my “Museum of Lead” after I report the results, please let me know that in your correspondence.
- If you want me to test YOUR dishes, the ones you use every day, I recommend you send me the smallest piece (a saucer?). As long as your set was all purchased at the same time by the same vendor one piece from the set will have test results that are likely comparable to the other pieces in the set. In the example of china, check the back marks of all of your pieces to confirm they are the same!
This offer will stand until further notice and is subject to change. If it changes any changes will be noted here on this post. I am posting this originally on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 12:57 p.m.
Thank you for participating in this way! I wanted to find a way to thank and reward all of the other bloggers who have been sharing my posts and this seemed like a very simple thing I could offer in thanks.