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#LeadSafe: “Authentic Original” Disneyland Resort Mug

This “Authentic Original” “Disney Parks” Disneyland Resort (c. 2017) Made In Thailand Mug tested positive for low lead (generally within a safe range for a mug) when tested with an XRF instrument. The reading for the decorative elements on the outside was 129 +/- 32 ppm lead. Consumer goods are considered unsafe for use by […]

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#Leaded: Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose New On Shelf (2017) In Walmart, Made In USA

This “Expert Gardener” “Light Duty” garden hose was tested new on the shelf in Walmart in 2017. Only the plastic part of the hose was tested and it was positive for lead (Pb) at 52 parts per million. 52 ppm lead is a relatively low level of lead, but I would still have concerns for […]

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#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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2017 (?) Blue Hydro Flask

Newer (2017?) Hydro Flask. Tested in June of 2017. Lead Free! Newer Hydro Flasks (2017 and newer, based on what I have tested) seem to be consistently lead-free! In 2015/2016 Hydro Flask had offered to replace the older leaded products with a lead-free product, so it might be worth giving them a call to ask for […]

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#AskTamara: Does my fidget spinner have unsafe levels of lead? 31 answers in 90 seconds! (video)

#AskTamara Question: Does my child’s fidget spinner have unsafe levels of lead?  Answer: This video has 31 answers in just 90 seconds! The video linked below shows the test results for 31 of the “fidget spinners” we tested (in no particular order), using an XRF instrument [testing of these was done in June of 2017]. In this batch, […]

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Map: Find the Lead-Tainted Water Fountains in NYC Schools

Click the image below to read the full story! Published March 30, 2017 There are two easy ways you can support my advocacy work if you want to help: 1) Click on the suggested Amazon product links to the right (on this page) before you start your Amazon shopping! You don’t even have to buy any of […]

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Deadline Up, Families Remain In Lead Contaminated Housing in Indiana

Click the image below to read the full story! Published April 01, 2017 There are two easy ways you can support my advocacy work if you want to help: 1) Click on the suggested Amazon product links to the right (on this page) before you start your Amazon shopping! You don’t even have to buy any of […]

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