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#XRFTesting: Stainless Flatware for Children

Children’s Stainless Steel Silverware / Flatware sets: Non-Detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic. Exact items tested are in photo below. Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, nickel, and iron.  Iron in stainless is usually in the 750,000 to 850,000 ppm range. Chromium in stainless is usually in the 120,000 to 182,000 ppm range. […]

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#XRFTesting: Orange Pura Child’s Water Bottle

This stainless steel Pura water bottle (pictured below) is non-detect for lead in all of the accessible parts. The silicone parts of this particular bottle tested positive for low/ trace cadmium. Given I have been finding cadmium in more than 50% of silicone items I have tested, I conclude (just based on my observations) that this […]

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#XRFTesting; #LeadSafe Metal Toy Tractor

Metal toy tractor, Pb 25 ppm (also tested positive for trace mercury and trace cadmium.) Exact item tested is in photo below. These levels for lead and cadmium are considered safe by all standards. I have some concern about the mercury levels in the nut in the center of the wheel. Without knowing the year […]

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#XRFTesting, #LeadSafe Mountain Rose Herbs Bottle

Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass Bottle:  85 ppm lead. This level of lead is considered safe by all standards.  Most colored glass tests positive for at least “trace” lead. “Trace” means that it is not an added ingredient in the manufacturing process but more of a super low level contaminant. If you are looking for […]

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#XRFTesting: Plastic Toy Cow

Bullyland toy cow, lead free. All components tested (of items pictured below). Modern hard plastic toys designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today/recently) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Here are some more good choices in #LeadSafe / #LeadFree farm animals for your children! Black and White Cow Wooden Farm […]

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#Leaded; Hose Spray Nozzle

Hose sprayer, as high as 26,900 ppm lead. I don’t yet have a lead-safe alternative to recommend, but finding one made of stainless steel might be a good start, and here is my post on lead-free hoses (including a #MadeInOregon option!). I will update this post as soon as I find one that I am […]

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#XRFTesting: Lead Free Children’s Jewelry; Alex & Ani

Alex & Ani Bracelets: Lead Free, Cadmium Free, Mercury Free, Arsenic Free! All components tested on bracelets pictured below. Please note:  I cannot personally guarantee that all items from this brand will be lead free. Several are listed as having “crystals” which could be leaded (and cannot be assumed to be unleaded.) Only the specific […]

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#XRFTesting: Children’s Plastic Toothbrushes

Children’s tooth brushes (Totz & Nimbus): Lead Free. All components tested (of items pictured below). Modern hard plastic items designed and sold as intended for children (manufactured today/recently) (including toothbrushes) should all be lead free.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Here are some good #LeadSafe / #LeadFree tooth brush choices for younger children (with my […]

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