This post was written as supporting documentation to a post about the Green Sprouts sippy cup focusing on the appropriateness and efficacy of XRF testing as a methodology for consumer goods testing. Thanks for reading! If you take the time to read this and follow the links, I applaud your efforts to better understand the concerns […]
Re-sharing an older post! I took this picture of our back yard and realized that every element in the photos had a “Lead story” – so I thought it might be fun to annotate it and share it with you all, in case it could help you come up with some new ideas for making your own home lead-safe! Click […]
Vintage Milk Glass Salt & Pepper Shakers. 57,800 ppm lead (on the painted decorations). Lids are lead-free (non-detect for lead with XRF). XRFTesting. To help research safer choices for your family, click here. To learn more about testing for lead, click here.
Vintage milk-glass bowl 893 ppm lead XRFTesting brand not noted but it looks like a Pyrex piece given the lip This belonged to my friend Leslie K. in Iowa 🙂 For ideas and guidelines to make safer choices for mixing bowls, click here! Thank you. To learn more about XRF Testing, click here.
I was thrilled to get a wonderfully responsible and friendly letter from the people at Instant Pot. Not only were they friendly and open in their communications, they also were interested in my XRF testing findings and are taking a proactive approach towards improving their product, even though they are not required to do this, […]
I have been out of town (in California) for the past several days. My husband received this via FedEx today (Saturday, 2/25/2017). Please click on the image to see the letter full size. I will be writing more about this shortly, however I want to say that I stand by my findings and I will […]
#AskTamara Questions: Which water bottles are lead free? Which baby bottles are lead free? Which sippy cups are lead free? How do I tell if my child’s bottle is safe? (lead-safe, lead-free, free of toxicants?) Answers: Of the many popular brands of the water bottles, sippy cups and baby bottles that I have tested with […]
Newly manufactured sippy cup: 3003 ppm lead. Click the image of the letter below to see a full size PDF of my original letter reporting these results to the manufacturer. If you appreciate my advocacy work (including the testing I do for parents around the world) please consider contributing to my “GoFundMe” during this very […]
Last year I was affiliated with a nonprofit and our country was in the middle of an election so I limited my sharing of my work with Bernie Sanders, but since both of those things are no longer retraints I wanted to share this with you… #JustBecause! I met Bernie’s Flint campaign HQ manager a […]
Originally posted/discussed in April of 2014 Most important point / revision (from 2017) to note: As far as I can tell, based on my research to date – the Cooper 2009 study frequently referenced by Earthpaste and other manufacturers, as well as by fans and enthusiasts of bentonite clay use does not exist. And any […]