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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). Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February 2023 (March 2023 print edition).
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November 9, 2023 — Thursday
The work of Lead Safe Mama, LLC was featured in The Guardian (again!) this week! Our work was last featured in the Guardian in December 2022 — link — perhaps this will become an annual event! 😉
Please click the image below to read the full article, it is incredibly well written and I love all the photos of the Lead Safe Mama, LLC collection of Lead-contaminated stuff! (Note: Some of the items pictured are Lead-free and the article discusses this!)
Most of the Lead-contaminated glassware featured in this article was donated to our collection by Lead Safe Mama friends and readers. Thank you to everyone who has made important contributions to our work in this way. We actually currently have two storage units full of Lead-contaminated consumer goods and the photographer with The Guardian met me at the Lead Safe Mama storage units so I could show her all the examples she might want to photograph for the article.
Here’s Lead Safe Mama, LLC’s Amazon affiliate link for the home test kit I used for the Care Bear glass shown in the article (intended for use on house paint, not intended for use on consumer goods but will work on some painted vintage glassware) https://amzn.to/3Sux8lq (on sale as of the date of publishing this piece).