Archive | Cadmium

Pink Ceramic Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

Unmarked Ceramic Pink Glazed Bowl with Honey Comb Pattern: 76 ppm Cadmium

This bowl does not have any mark or maker, sorry I don’t have more information about it. When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings… Pink Glazed Exterior: (Each test done for at least 60 seconds. Tests done multiple times to confirm any results where toxicants were present.) Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / […]

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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 Christmas Wine Glass Lead Safe Mama 3

2018 Dollar Tree Store Christmas Wine Glass By Greenbrier International: 1,299 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree Store Christmas Theme Wine Glass By Breenbrier International, Inc. Made in U.S.A. For exact XRF test results scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. I was really surprised that this was 100% Lead-free, but not surprised that it tested positive for a high level of Cadmium. Related: What exactly […]

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Crazy Daisy Corelle Spring Blossom Green Vintage Plate Lead Safe Mama 4

Vintage Corelle Plate With Crazy Daisy Spring Blossom Green Border Pattern: 15,200 ppm Lead + Cadmium

To see more Corelle pieces I have tested, Click HERE. Vintage Corelle Plate With Green Crazy Daisy / Spring Blossom Green Border. This green painted decorative border of this Corelle plate was positive for a very high level of Lead. Based on stories my readers have shared with me (since first posting this piece), the […]

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Cream Corelle Small Plate with Blue Edging Red Berries Lead Safe Mama 6

Small Cream Corelle Plate With Blue Floral Border & Red Berries: 7,450 ppm Lead + Cadmium

Small Corelle Plate With Blue Border & Small Red Berries. To see more Corelle pieces I have tested, Click HERE. I took some of the photos against a white background cloth so you can better see that the plate is a cream colored glass, not a white glass. For a pretty Lead-free & Cadmium-free option, […]

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Small Corelle Plate With Red Floral Border Lead Safe Mama 1

Small Corelle Plate With Red Floral Border: 2,788 ppm Cadmium + Arsenic

Small Corelle Plate With Red Floral Border. Date of manufacture, c. 2012. To see more Corelle pieces I have tested, Click HERE. Tests were done for at least 60 seconds each. Red Decorative Elements: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): 2,788 +/- 64 ppm Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): 48 +/- 18 ppm […]

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Natural Life Unicorn Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

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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Origins Makeup with Cadmium Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

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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Jervis n George reusable glass baby food container lead safe mama tamara rubin 4

#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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Crayola Crayons 2017 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#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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