Tuesday – December 8, 2020
Update: Monday- February 13, 2023
UPDATE: Hello all! Since this link was shared in a recent article, I wanted to make sure you (new readers here on Lead Safe Mama dot com / Tamara Rubin dot com) had a few other quick tips and links (in addition to the video below) – in case you need them to navigate this website! In addition to watching the video below (which is a guide to help readers search the more than 3,500 posts and pages of information here on the site) Here are some other quick tips:
- Click the LOGO at the top of the every page – to return to the HOME page at any time.
- Check out this WEBSITE MENU link – which has lots of quick buttons to categories of articles that folks ask about frequently.
- Click THIS link – to Watch My Documentary Feature-Length Film (it is a full / 92 -minute preview screener of the film; it’s a great “crash course” on Lead & Lead-poisoning prevention!).
- Check out THIS link – which is the ABOUT page of my website.
- Check out THIS link – which includes some of the recent PRESS/NEWS pieces, highlights, and interviews related to our work.
- Please follow us on Instagram – at THIS link.
Thank you for being here, and welcome to this work! I do try to answer questions personally whenever I can — but with 1.8 million readers in 2022 alone, that is not always possible.
At this point in time, this is probably the most important post I have ever published. It’s a tool for YOU to help YOU (quickly!) learn how to navigate this site more efficiently.
As of this moment [2/13/23] there are over 3,500 posts on the Lead Safe Mama website, with freely available resources and information for parents, communities and families. This website is basically unlike any other website — in that I (Tamara Rubin) am personally conducting and reporting on consumer goods test results. Most of the posts and articles are reports that include full test results for consumer goods I have tested (using XRF technology), but some are overview articles for categories of products, and others have answers to broader questions and concerns about Lead exposure that have been asked by Lead Safe Mama readers over the years. As with any informational database, a quick tutorial is usually warranted – to help folks discover how to efficiently get around, and find what they are looking for (or maybe just explore and discover!)
With an average of 27,000 page views a day [in 2023], I simply do not have the time to answer everyone’s questions personally, So I have invested a lot of time and thought to set this website up with SEVERAL features to help make it easy for you to find what you are looking for.
The video below is just 16 minutes long – by taking the time to watch it you will have the tools you need to find everything you are looking for here on the website… so please do take the time. You do need to watch it with the audio on (although I will work on getting subtitles on it soon).
I would also truly appreciate your feedback (let me know if it was helpful, and if anything is missing!)
VERY helpful. I came looking for info on dishes. When I can stand to, I’ll look thru all the ways I’ve poisoned myself and my family over the years — and making a shopping list of things I need to replace!
Thank you for commenting! There’s lots of lead-free things all over the blog too! 🙂
Since you are new here you may also want to watch my film: https://youtu.be/eRKlaC2EjL0
Glad I finally watched the video. It is very imformative. Thanks for all the work you do!
Jenn Poupard says
I *thought* I was proficient at your site but I learned some new things! I’m not very intuitive with software and sites and apps so this helped.
Thanks so much for your tutorial. Unfortunately I do not have a computer and things look different on my phone. It is not as easy to find various items. I hope to work through this with all my stuff.
On the phone there is a search bar at the top of each page – and the menu bar is at the top of each page too! Hopefully that helps.
Judie simone says
I like that there is a search bar on every page..Feel like I poisoned my kids with Fisher Price toys. Also our dinner wear. Depressing that they put these chemicals in our products..
Thank you for commenting!
Naomi Spalding says
The video was helpful. It actually made me test different features you have, and I learned information that I did not know (Testing parties, Amazon store items listed, and items I did not know you had tested in the past. ) Also, I was so interested, I could not sleep.
Oh no! Get some sleep! Thanks for watching it!
Donna Compton says
WOAW!!! very helpful. I’ve already encouraged a friend “Baby Nanny” to get on here. She can help a lot of families with this. I have my mom’s dishes that are probably lead-filled…and vintage dishes I love but will never pass down if they’re leaded.
Hi there! My Corelle pattern is called Rosemarie, and I was able to find here (https://www.microwavecookingforone.com/Corelle/CorelleRosemarie.html) that it was produced from 1995 to 2016. I am pretty sure it was handed down to me in 2007, the year I got my first apartment, and the last of it was probably purchased several years before. My guess is that the sets of this pattern *after* 2005 were more likely to be lead-free, but what is the best way for me to determine whether my set is safe? Thanks!
Here’s that pattern on a casserole dish: https://tamararubin.com/2018/10/corning-rose-marie-tulip-pattern-oven-casserole-8164-ppm-lead/
Lead levels on the dishes (the earlier iterations at least) are likely similar.
Anna Ruocco says
Hi, Thanks so much for doing this very important work. I just recently found your website and I have been reading a lot from it, so much so that I am very tired! I tried to find out if you tested the corelle dishes that I have, which I bought in 2017 and which are called enhancements vive, but I don’t think you tested these. According to a site I came across, it appears that this pattern was produced from 1995-2016. They are plain white and have a swirl border, which is very beautiful; otherwise they look like the frost white that you are recommending to be safe. In case, I missed this pattern on your site I am writing to ask you if you know if this is heavy metal safe.
The video was very helpful.
Thank you for taking the time to watch it!