Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Introduction: Tamara Rubin is a 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 XRF testing (a scientific method used by the Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for contaminants including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic. [bio link]
Hey readers! I hope you are staying well out there with all that is going on in the world right now!
I am working hard to get through literally HUNDREDS of posts that have created a back-log in my system for more than a year now. To make this happen I am simply posting the images and the test results without a lot of additional information.I will update them with more information as I have time.
For those new to my website – please check out the header menu 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 instrument I use to produce the results reported here – link.
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!
Test results for the Schleich bunny pictured
(brown area of bunny’s back – all other areas tested similarly):
- Barium (Ba): 484 +/- 123 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 247 +/- 76 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 5,437 +/- 379 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 9,072 +/- 328 ppm (1%)
- Chlorine (Cl): 260,100 +/- 5,600 ppm (26%)
- Aluminum (Al): 719,900 +/- 9,900 ppm (72%)
Some additional reading:
- More Easter-related items I have tested.
- More toys I have tested.
- More bunny-themed items I have tested.
- More figurines I have tested.
- More plastic toys I have tested.
- Can I test my toys at home? – Click here.