Author Archive | Tamara

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Q: Should Adults Get Tested?

I posted out about getting tested when you are pregnant (on Facebook.) This is Dawn’s comment/ question (6/23/2014): No, I never thought of it [getting a blood lead level test while pregnant.] Before I discovered you I only thought we were exposed to lead via chipping paint. The Organic Mom has posted items such as […]

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#AskTamara: Can I infer my child’s Blood Lead Level (BLL) by testing myself?

#AskTamara Originally Posted June 18, 2014 Question From Cristen (via Facebook) QUESTION Tamara Rubin, my ND suggested that if I was nervous about having my 3yo and 5yo lead tested (due to the finger stick…I’m pretty sure my 5yo would cry, and my 3yo would FREAK the hell out, major trauma…) that she would do […]

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#AskTamara: We found leaded plumbing in our newer home! What should we do?

June 8, 2014 Sarah (Via Facebook.) QUESTION: Dear Tamara, Hello! So update: we bought some lead testing kits and tested all of my daughters toys. Nothing came up BUT we randomly tested our water pipes and bingo! It looks like the solder is lead. Test came up positive right away. I’m so upset. Our house […]

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6 Quart Instant Pot Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 8

#AskTamara: Do you have any recommendations for a non-toxic slow cooker?

Originally Posted, June 2014. Question From Stacy (Via Facebook.) Updated: July 2018 QUESTIONS: Dear Tamara, Hello! I love your work and appreciate all the wonderful things you share with us. I was hoping you could help me with 2 things…I would love to get a slow cooker for our family. Do you have any recommendations […]

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Q: Renting a 1950’s House…

May 19, 2014 Kayla QUESTION: Hello! I have come across your site and wondered if you would have the time to answer a question for me? We live in a home in the south built in the 50s. It was completely repainted before we moved in and the lead status is “unknown”. We are renting […]

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Dear Tamara…

Ala “Dear Abby”… …Stay tuned for a new series of blog posts where I answer your questions about lead hazards and solutions.  If you have a question you want answered please post it in the comments below. – Tamara

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I started my undergraduate studies at New York University in 1987. I was in the Drama program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts  – and was in conservatory at the Circle In The Square Studio  – towards my bachelor of fine arts in stage acting. 1987. I remember thinking at the time that “Wow, […]

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