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 of 2023 (March 2023 print edition).
Saturday — September 2, 2023
In response to some of the comments on the Lead Safe Mama Instagram page tonight:
Many words in the English language have multiple meanings and nuances. “Politics” may be used in a sentence that has nothing to do with “political parties” or “formalized government.” “Politics” can be used when referencing a corporation’s policies and actions concerning the health and well-being of the humans who use the products made by that corporation (see image: Aristotle — “public matters … of citizens”).
In this sense, Corelle (now owned by Instant Brands) has TERRIBLE, UNETHICAL corporate politics — evidenced by their focus on making false (and spin-doctored) public statements with the sole intention of covering their ass/ making them look good/ deflecting potential liability for poisoning generations of families around the world. That’s bad corporate POLITICS.
PLEASE — <some people> — PLEASE read more carefully. Take a moment to understand the words that are written. I am NOT interested in discussing *YOUR* “politics” (in the party-affiliation sense) … I DO care when *corporate* politics (lack of ethical and honest behavior in ruthless pursuit of maximizing their bottom line — at the expense of the health and well-being of their customers) creates a situation that causes physical harm.
And BTW, Lead poisoning IS “political” — a truly “pan-partisan” issue. Lead is an equal-opportunity threat — to ALL people, everywhere.
If you are here because you “just want non-toxic dishes,” THAT tiny act is a POLITICAL choice. YOU are choosing to take a stand for the health and well-being of your family over the interest and profits of corporations. If you have ANY questions about this, watch my film (linked here).