July 1, 2022 — Friday
XRF test results for the 2-cup clear glass measuring cup (by CuttleLab) pictured (purchased in 2022 from Amazon). Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3NuXq0B
My husband LOVES this measuring cup (he has been using it for measuring out the just-boiled water for my morning coffee)! He says he loves that it has permanent markings molded into the glass (rather than the usual painted markings other brands use — paints which consistently test positive for unsafe levels of either Lead or Cadmium on markings that tend to wear off over time!). He also thinks it’s really great it has a cute little citrus juicer to go on top of it — AND that the juicer actually works (so many glass citrus juicers are not quite sharp enough to be useful!).
Several of you have asked if the measurement markings are “true” … we have found them quite serviceable, but I will double-check with a little experiment in the next day or two and get back to you on how exact they are. In the meantime, we are very happy with this purchase for our home! If you want a more exact measurement or generally prefer stainless, here’s a link to my favorite stainless measuring cups.
Full reading set (on flat bottom of cup)
- Lead (Pb): non-detect
- Cadmium (Cd): non-detect
- Arsenic (As): non-detect
- Mercury (Hg): non-detect
- Antimony (Sb): non-detect
- Tin (Sn): non-detect
- Selenium (Se): non-detect
- Barium (Ba): 4,011 +/- 113 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 731 +/- 276 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 9,841 +/- 237 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 206 +/- 96 ppm
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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). 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).