Introduction (for those new to this website):
Tamara Rubin is a 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. Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February of 2023.
The picture below is a promotional image from Nuk demonstrating they clearly understand that the component with Lead painted designs on these bottles will be held/touched daily by babies:
This post was written to provide additional supporting data to go with the following three posts – each numbered item below is a link to that original post:
- Post written in February 2019 about Lead paint found on NUK brand glass baby bottles.
- Post written in June of 2021 about Lead paint found on NUK brand glass baby bottles.
- Post written on December 18, 2021, about Lead paint found on NUK brand glass baby bottles.
XRF test results for the exterior painted design of the bottle pictured.
Reading on the painted design for the bottle pictured.
- Lead (Pb): 14,600 +/- 100 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 168 +/- 4 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): 38 +/- 8 ppm
- Bromine (Br): non-detect
- Chromium (Cr): non-detect
- Cobalt (Co): 102 +/- 19 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 31 +/- 9 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 15,000 +/- 500 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 697 +/- 9 ppm
- Niobium (Nb): 211 +/- 8 ppm
- Indium (In): 10 +/- 3 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 251 +/- 27 ppm
- No other metals were detected in consumer goods mode.
All test results reported on this website are for tests done multiple times for each component (to confirm the levels found.) Test results are science-based, accurate, and replicable.
NOTE: Don’t despair! There are LEAD-FREE choices out there (see links below) — the point of sharing these test results is to raise awareness of the concern. As parents of infants, we should never have to make this choice. All baby food containers and baby bottles should be Lead-free.
Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing my posts. Please help me beat the social media censoring algorithms and help me inform parents everywhere that their glass baby bottles may be painted with Lead paint. If you have questions about YOUR brand of baby bottles (and you have not been using a NUK-brand glass bottle), please type the brand name of your bottle in the search bar here on this website and you can find out if I have tested examples from this brand (and can read the test results for each component). Several of the brands I have tested are also listed in the links in the next section of this post.
To read more on LeadSafeMama.com about this topic check out the following links:
- More Nuk baby bottle patterns I have tested + communications.
- More baby bottles I have tested + communications.
- Avent baby bottle test results.
- Pura Kiki baby bottle test results + communications.
- Green Sprouts sippy cup/baby bottle test results + communications.
- Dr. Brown’s baby bottles
- LifeFactory Baby Bottles
- Evenflo Glass Baby Bottles
- Hevea Baby Bottles
- Jervis & George Glass Baby Food Storage
- Ball Brand Glass Baby Food Storage
- Weck Brand Glass Baby Food Storage
- Baby Bottle Recommendations (Lead-Free!) on www.ShopLeadSafeMama.com
- Baby Food Storage Recommendations.
Owner – Lead Safe Mama, LLC
Mother of Lead poisoned children.