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Cambridge Stainless China Fork Lead Safe Mama 1

Cambridge Design Stainless Steel Fork, Made In China: Lead Free

When tested with an XRF instrument this stainless steel “Cambridge” fork had the following readings. [All tests are done for at least 60 seconds.] Note: If a metal was not detected it is not listed. Chromium (Cr): 135,200 +/- 1,000 ppm Nickel (Ni): 1,209 +/- 385 ppm Iron (Fe): 857,500 +/- 2,100 ppm Vanadium (V): […]

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Chip and Joanna Hearth and Hand Target White Ceramic Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

White Glazed Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand by Chip & Joanna Gaines: 37 ppm Lead [“Lead-Safe” – Click to Learn More]

White Glazed Stoneware Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Line by Chip & Joanna Gaines. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to test for Lead? In scrolling through the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia products on Target’s website, I saw several items that would be good candidates to test with an XRF instrument […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set Green Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with green wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: As with the version of this product with the white colored wiring, while this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set White Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with white wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: While this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case with electrical items (as Antimony is an ingredient in many fire retardants.) […]

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Holiday Time Walmart MultiFunction Mini Lights 150 Lead Safe Mama 1

Walmart Holiday Time plug-in Christmas lights with green wire: Lead-free!

This newly-purchased (2018) set of Walmart brand “Holiday Time” 16 Function Multicolor Mini Lights (pictured above – with 150 lights and a green wire strand) was tested with an XRF instrument. It was not disassembled for testing, only accessible parts that one would normally touch when using them (installing them or operating them) were tested. […]

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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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Chip And Joanna Hearth And Hand Black Glazed Ceramic Bowl 1 Lead Safe Mama

XRF Test Results For Black Glazed Stoneware Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Black Glazed Stoneware Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Line by Chip & Joanna Gaines. I had recently tested some small Pioneer Woman ceramic bowls, and found them to be positive for Lead (Pb). As a result, I started looking out for other kitchen products with celebrity names attached to test for potential toxicants — […]

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Chip And Joanna Hearth And Hand Galvanized Napkin Ring 1 Lead Safe Mama

Galvanized Napkin Ring From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines: 591 ppm Lead

Galvanized Napkin Ring From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines: 591 ppm Lead. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to test for Lead? This is another piece from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection on Target’s website. Galvanized metal (or metal that has a “galvanized look”) is almost always positive […]

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Chip And Joanna Hearth And Hand Green Glazed Ceramic Bowl 6 Lead Safe Mama

XRF Test Results For Green Glazed Stoneware Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Green Glazed Stoneware Bowl From Target’s Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Line by Chip & Joanna Gaines. I had recently tested some small Pioneer Woman ceramic bowls, and found them to be positive for Lead (Pb). As a result, I started looking out for other kitchen products with celebrity names attached to test for potential toxicants — […]

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Ceramic Chanukah Menorah Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Glazed Ceramic Chanukiah / Chanukah Menorah: 10,000 ppm Lead

I bought this Chanukah menorah for my family at my local natural foods store c. 2009. It is made by Rite Lite of Brooklyn, New York. It is “Made in China” for the Jacob Rosenthal Judaica Collection. When tested with an XRF instrument the menorah pictured was positive for approximately 10,000 ppm Lead. To learn more […]

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