Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020
Introduction: Tamara Rubin is an independent advocate for consumer goods safety, and she is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. 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. She uses high-precision XRF testing (a scientific method used by the Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for metallic contaminants – including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic. [bio link]
Red silicone chew toy:
This is a rare exception – a silicone chew toy that is negative for Cadmium! The full XRF test results of the red silicone chew toy pictured are below (so please scroll down). Here are links to some additional reading that may be of interest, based on your interest in the test results of this item:
- Since it is rare to find a Cadmium-free silicone chew toy, here’s my Amazon affiliate link* for this product: https://amzn.to/3dllDpf
- Click here to see more silicone items I have tested.
- Click here to see more silicone items that I have tested that have been positive for trace levels of Cadmium.
- Click here to see more plastic toys I have tested.
Stay Safe Out There!
A quick note from Tamara
Hey readers – I hope you are staying well out there with all that is going on in the world right now. I’m hanging out mostly at home with my children – and have been doing so for about 10 days now. I pulled them out of school over a week ago – just to be safe. Each of my three youngest sons have compromised immune systems (which manifests in different ways for each of them), due to having been Lead-poisoned as babies.
In between kid-wrangling I am working hard to publish literally HUNDREDS of new posts (with test results for various consumer goods I have tested over the past couple of years, but have not yet had a moment to report on!). These posts have created a backlog in my system for more than a year now – and it’s actually nice to have a *break* with some time to catch up! To make this happen as quickly as possible, I am (as with this post) simply posting the images and the test results – without a lot of additional information. [Do not worry — I will continue to update them with more information as I get caught up and begin to have the time!]
For those new to my website, please check out the menu in the header of the website for more information about how I test things (and my background, etc.) On each post you can also click on any of the keyword tabs at the top of the post to find more items in that category. Here’s the post discussing the type of testing I do, and the specific instrument I use to detect, analyze and confirm metals content, and ultimately produce the resultant data for each item reported here – link.
Please Note: Test results reported below are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Test results reported here are from tests that were done for a minimum of 60 seconds each, and repeated multiple times, to confirm the results. As with all the testing reported here on my blog, a freshly-calibrated high-precision XRF instrument testing in Consumer Goods mode was used to test the item pictured here.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts!
Amazon links are affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking on one of these links I may receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you.
Test results for the red chew toy pictured on this post:
Red chew tube – 180 second reading
- Barium (Ba): 441 +/- 183 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 1,489 +/- 67 ppm
- Chlorine (Cl): 659 +/- 246 ppm
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Scroll down for additional photos of this item.
May I assume that other products are also safe to choose from based on the test of this one product of this color? Thank you!
It’s not reasonable to 100% assume that BUT out of all of the colors that WOULD test positive on an XRF instrument for low levels of Cadmium – it would have been red. So the fact that “even their red” is Cadmium free -indicates that there is a really good chance that their other colors are Cadmium-free too (based on the testing I have done of similar products in all the colors!)
Thank you 🙂