Archive | Cadmium Toxicity

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XRF Test Results for Newly Purchased ‘Natural Life” Unicorn Mug

Well. I apologize in advance. I know I am going to break at least one heart with this post! [Just because something is in the shape of  a unicorn does NOT mean that it is free of toxic chemicals, lol!] I tested several components of this mug, and stopped once I found high levels of […]

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I found cadmium (Cd, a carcinogen) in Origins makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument.

I found cadmium (Cd) in “Origins” makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument. Click here to learn more about XRF testing. When I tested this makeup [Origins “Pinch Your Cheeks” Powder Blush] I was quite surprised to find that it tested positive for cadmium at levels that I would consider more than “trace” for a […]

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#AskTamara: Is there lead paint on the outside of my “Jervis & George” reusable glass baby food container?

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead paint on the outside of my Jervis & George reusable glass baby food container? Answer: Yes, there may be. I have tested four product samples from this brand (with testing done using an XRF instrument) and all four jars had paint that was positive for high levels of lead. To […]

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#AskTamara: Are my kids’ crayons toxic? Which brand of crayons is safe?

#AskTamara: Question: Are my kids’ crayons toxic? Which brand of crayons is safe? Answer: Yes, it is very possible that one or more crayons in your child’s crayon box contain some detectable level of heavy metals when tested with an XRF instrument. In fact – while I have not tested all brands (I have only tested […]

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#Leaded: Polish Enameled Mug; Yellow (Cadmium too!)

Yellow Enamelware Mug, “Made In Poland” – tested positive for lead at 88 ppm and for cadmium at 21,600 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument (in 2017). While this is considered “Lead-Safe” , the amount of cadmium present is at a level that is considered toxic in an item intended for children. Read more about […]

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#Cadmium: Voss Glass Water Bottle

Clear glass water bottle, Voss brand. The bottle and lid were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic – but the white writing on the outside was positive for trace (low levels) of cadmium, at 11 ppm. (+/- 6 ppm). If you have scrolled through the posts on my blog at all you have seen that […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Dollar Tree Red Ball Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas! – Red plastic ball ornament. Dollar Tree, c.2012. Cd: 29 +/- 17 ppm, & As: 66 +/- 14 ppm. ND for Pb & Hg. All components and finishes tested. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Kelli Connaughton for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post […]

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#Cadmium: Older/Vintage Black Tycos Stethoscope

Vintage Tycos Stethoscope. Tested with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture is unknown. Tested negative for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As), but positive for Cadmium (Cd) at 150 +/- 13 ppm on the rubber tubing component.  All components tested.   Read more about cadmium toxicity here. Thanks to Marya Shahriary for donating and […]

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#Cadmium: Small Toy Copper Coffee Pot

This little antique/ vintage toy coffee pot is 999,700 ppm copper on the outside (basically a pure copper exterior), but the inside (which would touch an beverage poured into it by a child is positive for cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument: Cadmium reading: 1,248 +/- 154 ppm. Read more about cadmium toxicity here. […]

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#Leaded: Mardi Gras Beads from 2012

Mardi Gras Beads (2012) Purple: 315 ppm Lead, 132 ppm Cadmium. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thank you to Jennifer Carey for making this post possible by contributing in support of my advocacy work! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 parts per million (ppm) […]

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