For those new to this website:
Tamara Rubin is a multiple-federal-award-winning independent advocate for childhood Lead poisoning prevention and consumer goods safety, and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children (two of her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005). Since 2009, Tamara has been using XRF technology (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). Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February 2023 (March 2023 print edition).
For each article I write, there are category keyword tabs at the top of the post. Each of those words is a link to the category, and you can get to that category overview (to see all of the articles in that category) anytime, by clicking on any of those words. I am working on writing summary pieces for each category (like this one), so readers will be able to see all the articles I’ve written for some of the more popular categories on the website, easily (at a glance). This is my first attempt at this, so feedback is welcome. Please let me know if these summary pieces are helpful. Thank you!
And without further ado… my #420 related articles (each numbered line below is a link to a piece with photos and more information, including — in most pieces — XRF test results for the item discussed):
#420 related items I have tested & reported on:
- Glass “Sneaky Pete” vape pen
- Aluminum stash canister
- Titanium pipe screens
- Metal tobacco grinder/ pot grinder
- Green and white handblown glass pipe
- Clear, white and yellow handblown glass pipe
- Lead-safe smoking overview
- Hemp wick (makes a good toy for kids, too, but that’s a separate article!)
- A 420 Story, a piece I wrote in 2013 about an activist I met along the way
As always, thank you for reading.
Thank you for being here, and thank you for sharing this work!