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Today in the wee hours of the morning before I woke up November 2018 became #LeadSafeMama’s best month ever!

As of this moment there have been more than 73,000 unique views here on LeadSafeMama.com / TamaraRubin.com in the month of November 2018. Even though there are still more than 11 days left in the month this makes November 2018 my #BestMonthEver, with June 2017 and November 2017 now falling in to 2nd and 3rd […]

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Cordon Bleu International Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

BIA Cordon Bleu International Plain White China Plate, Made in Indonesia: 6,081 ppm Lead (in the bottom logo.)

This plain white BIA Cordon Bleu International plate (purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon – c. 2010) had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Bottom Logo (picture above): Lead (Pb): 6,081 +/- 145 ppm Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium […]

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2018 Wonder Woman Pencil Box Tin Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Wonder Woman Pencil Tin, Purchased New at Target in 2018

I bought this for my son Charlie at the beginning of the school year. He’s a Wonder Woman fan, loves the color pink and is always drawing with colored pencils (so is in constant need of things like pencil boxes!) Because this is a new item manufactured for use by children (and sold by a […]

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Duchess Bone China Made In England Rose Pattern Lead Safe Mama 1

Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 70,900 ppm Lead

Please click the link below for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 49,000 ppm Lead When tested with an XRF instrument, this dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,900 +/- 2,300 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): 269 […]

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Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup: 81,300 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup. Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument, this teacup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 81,300 +/- 2,800 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Vale Bone China Made In Longton England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vale Saucer Made in Longton England – Floral Pattern: 54,600 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vale Saucer Made in Longton, England. Floral Pattern (pattern name not marked on piece). When tested with an XRF instrument, this saucer had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 54,600 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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My Grandparents Leaded Brass Chanukah Menorah Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

My Grandmother’s WWII Era Brass Chanukah Menorah: 30,900 ppm Lead

This is a vintage brass Chanukah menorah that belonged to my grandparents. They were married in 1940 and I believe this menorah is from around that time as I had two that were exactly the same and I am pretty sure that my great grandmother gave one to each of her children when they were […]

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#AskTamara: How can I test my water for lead?

#AskTamara Question: How can I test my water for Lead? Answer: There are multiple ways… There are a few different ways you can get your water tested for Lead (Pb). [Please read the caveats below the list after you read the list!] Call your local Health Department (city, state or county). In the wake of […]

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Starbucks 2018 Reusable Red Holiday Cup Toxicity Testing Lead Safe Mama 2

Does the 2018 Starbucks reusable holiday cup test positive for any “nasties”?

If you have been following my work for a while you know that I have found several Starbucks branded cups and mugs to be positive for high levels of Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd) in the past. To see more Starbucks cups & mugs I have tested, Click Here. Therefore I was not surprised today, […]

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Johnson Brothers Made In England Fish Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Johnson Brothers Fish Plate [Design No. 3], Made In England – 70,800 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage “Fish” dinner plate by Johnson Brothers. “Made in England”. “Design No. 3.” “A genuine hand engraving.” “All decoration under the glaze. Detergent & acid resisting colour.” To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click Here. When tested with an […]

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