For those new to this website:
Tamara Rubin is a multiple-federal award-winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children (her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005). Since 2009, Tamara has been using 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. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023 (March 2023 print edition).
For each post 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 posts in that category) anytime by clicking on any of those words. I am working on writing summary posts for each category (like this one), so my readers will be able to see all of my posts written for some of the more popular categories on my website, easily (at a glance). This is my first attempt at this, so feedback is welcome. Please let me know if these summary posts are helpful. Thank you!
And without further ado… my cartoon character glass-related posts (each numbered line below is a link to a post with photos and more information, including — in most posts — XRF test results for the item discussed):
Character Glasses from the 1970s
- 1970s — “Never Fear – Underdog is Here”: 57,700 ppm Lead, 695 ppm Cadmium
- Pepsi, 1973 — Daffy Duck: 71,800 ppm Lead
- Coca Cola, 1975 — Popeye: 108,300 ppm Lead
- McDonald’s, 1978 — “It’s not a pretty life” Garfield Mug: 99,300 ppm Lead, 5,833 ppm Cadmium
Character Glasses from the 1980s
- Smurfs, 1983 — Baker Smurf: 129,800 ppm Lead, 5,587 ppm Cadmium, 5,344 ppm Arsenic
- American Greetings, 1980 — Strawberry Shortcake: 65,800 ppm Lead, 2,622 ppm Cadmium, 77 ppm Mercury
- 1980s — Strawberry Shortcake mug and glass: 87,500 ppm Lead
- McDonald’s, 1980 — Garfield Mug: 169,500 ppm Lead, 10,700 ppm Cadmium
- McDonald’s, 1980s — Charlie Brown Camp Snoopy Collection: 85,100 ppm Lead, 1,827 ppm Cadmium, 99 ppm Mercury
- Pizza Hut, 1983 — Pink “Cheer Bear” Care Bear: 115,900 ppm Lead
- Pizza Hut, 1983 — Blue “Grumpy Bear” Care Bear: 122,900 ppm Lead
Character Glasses from the 1990s
- McDonald’s, 1996 — Disney World 25th Anniversary Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: 73,300 ppm Lead, 1,855 ppm Cadmium
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