Archive | 2018

Honey Sticks Beeswax Crayons New Zealand Lead Safe Mama 6

Honey Sticks Beeswax Crayons, made in New Zealand: red & pink ones were positive for about 17 ppm Cadmium.

This post is reporting the XRF test results for the Honey Sticks Beeswax Crayons “Thins” pictured above.(Made in New Zealand). It’s important to note that when testing something like a crayon, there is a possibility of getting different XRF readings over the course of testing different areas of a single crayon. This is especially true in […]

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Sparoom Essential Oil Diffuser from Target 2018 Lead Safe Mama 1

Sparoom Mini PureMist Essential Oil Diffuser, New In Box (2018) from Target: Lead Free In All Accessible Components.

The Sparoom Mini PureMist essential oil diffuser pictured here (tested new in box, purchased from Target in December of 2018) was tested with an XRF instrument and tested completely negative for Lead, Mercury, Arsenic and Cadmium in all accessible components. NOTE: It does not have the characteristic metal ring found in the Young Living and […]

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Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass Bottle Lead Safe Mama 2

Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass 4 oz Bottle: 112 +/- 17 ppm Lead (considered safe by all standards.)

When tested with an XRF instrument the brown glass of this Mountain Rose Herbs bottle had the following readings (these readings are typical for brown glass & you can see more examples HERE.) If a metal is not noted in the result set below it was not detectable by the XRF in the particular test […]

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2018 Dollar Tree Rachael Ray Double Ridge Green Glazed Ceramic Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 Dollar Tree Store Rachael Ray Green Glazed “Double Ridge” Ceramic Plate: Lead Free & Cadmium Free

  2018 Dollar Tree Rachael Ray Double Ridge Green Glazed Ceramic Plate. Made in China. For exact XRF test results please scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. UPDATE: Too funny! You can buy a set of four of these on Amazon for $31.75 OR spend $4 for the same set of four at […]

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Dollar Tree Rachael Ray Double Ridge Orange Ceramic Made In China Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 Dollar Tree Store Rachael Ray Orange Glazed “Double Ridge” Ceramic Plate: 985 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree Rachael Ray Double Ridge Orange Glazed Ceramic Plate. Made in China. For exact XRF test results please scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. UPDATE: Too funny! You can buy a set of four of these on Amazon for $38.00 OR spend $4 for the same set of four at the […]

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Dollar Tree Royal Norfolk Green Plate with Ridges 2018 Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 Dollar Tree Store Royal Norfolk Green Glazed Ceramic Plate With Ridges: 31 ppm Lead (“Lead Safe”)

2018 Dollar Tree Green Glazed Ceramic Plate, Royal Norfolk. By Greenbrier International, Inc. Made in China. For exact XRF test results please scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. People often express concern for products from the Dollar (type) stores [Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Dollar General, 99cent Store] and usually I explain to […]

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Ace Hardware 2018 Christmas Ligths Package Lead Safe Mama 1

Ace Hardware Branded Christmas Lights, 2018. Warning: “This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead.”

“This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead,…” I stopped in at our local Ace Hardware the other day to check out their selection of Christmas lights. The images on this page are of one set of lights from that store. These are the Ace Hardware-branded lights [ACH Trading Co.] and it appeared that […]

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Artificial christmas Tree Lead Safe Mama 2018

Artificial Christmas Tree, c. 2008 – Costco: as high as 5,896 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this artificial Christmas Tree (purchased at Costco, c. 2007/2008 & photographed here up and decorated for the 2017 Christmas holidays) was positive for Lead with the following levels: Reading 1: 533 ppm Lead Reading 2: 1,296 ppm Lead Reading 3: 1,411 ppm Lead Reading 4: 5,896 ppm Lead While […]

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Mrs Andersons Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Lead Safe Mama 2

Mrs. Anderson’s Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat (2018): Positive for Trace Levels of Cadmium

When tested with an XRF instrument this Mrs. Anderson’s Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat (purchased new in 2018) was positive for trace levels of Cadmium. Trace (in this context) means VERY LOW levels (likely as a contaminant of colorants, not an intentional additive to the product materials.) To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. Full XRF […]

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