When tested with an XRF instrument the yellow plastic Rubbermaid brand mug pictured here was negative for all of the main toxicants I look for in my work: Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic, Mercury and Antimony.
If you know what year this was made (or if you purchased a similar mug and know what year you purchased it), please let me know and I will update this post with that information.
The full XRF reading for this mug (in consumer goods mode) was as follows:
- Barium (Ba): 134 +/- 83 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 100 +/- 8 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 13 +/- 7 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 72 +/- 17 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 2,034 +/- 242 ppm
Metals not listed above were not detected. All tests were done for a minimum of 60 seconds with the XRF testing in Consumer Goods mode (giving readings in ppm). Test results are science-based and replicable.
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