Archive | #CadmiumConcerns

GSI Outdoor 2018 Red Enamel Espresso Cup Camping Cup Baby Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

Does your baby’s cup have toxic heavy metals in it? This enamelware “baby cup” tested positive for 16,200 ppm Cadmium!

Please note: This is NOT a post just about one red enamelware baby cup, it’s an overview of safe and unsafe baby cups I have found and how to make sure you choose a safe cup for YOUR baby! Please take the time to read the whole post (scrolling past all the images) and to […]

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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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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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2011 Wizard Of Oz Commemorative Mug Set England 1

XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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Beaded Wolf Necklace Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: 1990s Glass Seed Bead Wolf Necklace

1990s Glass Seed Bead Wolf Necklace. Seed beads like this commonly test positive for lead and cadmium and sometimes even mercury and arsenic. I personally avoid pieces like this in my home, but I must admit they are very beautiful! While it is very difficult to separate out the different beads on a piece like […]

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Parrot Pin Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1978 Ceramic Parrot Hair Clip (Cadmium too!), from Florida

This little ceramic parrot hair clip tested positive for both high levels of lead and cadmium (high compared to current standards for allowable levels of toxicants in items intended for children.) While the owner told me she got this in 1978 in Florida, I also want to say that I am 48 years old and […]

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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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Vintage Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Mug Christmas Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Christmas Mug: as high as 1007 ppm Lead + Cadmium

This Royal Norfolk “Made In China” snowman mug tested positive for lead and cadmium at the following levels (Note, year of manufacture is unknown, however I don’t believe this is very old). Here’s a link to this exact piece on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qnone7 To see more Royal Norfolk pieces I have tested, Click HERE. To see more […]

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