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 piece. 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 available articles for some of the more popular categories on LeadSafeMama.com, 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… here are all our key-related articles (each numbered line below is a link to an article with photos and more information, including — in most pieces — XRF test results for the item discussed):
Keys I have tested & reported on:
- Click here to see the whole category of key-related articles.
- Pink Breast Cancer Key: 11,800 ppm Lead
- Silver finish house key: 10,700 ppm Lead
- Gold finish (yellow brass) house key: 12.800 ppm Lead
- Axxess+ house key: 9,441 ppm Lead
- Bike lock key: 4,587 ppm Lead
- Decorated house key: 13,200 ppm Lead
- Lead-free child-safe real metal toy key alternative from Kleynimals
As always, thank you for reading.
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