Red teddy bear on 1980 Garfield mug; 60 second reading:
- Lead (Pb): 169,500 +/- 9000 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 10,700 +/- 1,000 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 445 +/- 205 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 1,683 +/- 218 ppm
- Selenium (Se): 1,569 +/- 176 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 1,515 +/- 154 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 480 +/- 115 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 1,336 +/- 214 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,160 +/- 323 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 9,991 +/- 863 ppm
I will update this post shortly, but just wanted to start by making sure the XRF readings were up online. Readings are science-based, replicable and accurate. Each component of each piece reported on (here on this blog) has been tested multiple times to confirm the readings and one full set of readings (per component) is reported here on the blog.
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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. Tamara’s sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in August of 2005. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009 and was the parent-advocate responsible for finding Lead in the popular fidget spinner toys in 2017. Tamara uses 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 and reported on. Please click through to this link to learn more about the testing methodology used for the test results discussed and reported on this website