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Blue Glass 4 oz Bottle for Physica Green Light Supplement: Positive for trace Cadmium (15 ppm) and Antimony (25 ppm).

When tested with an XRF instrument the glass bottle pictured here had the following readings. Reading One: Side of Blue Glass Bottle (tested on a section without the label). Three Minute Reading. Barium (Ba): 2,531 +/- 147 ppm Chromium (Cr): 682 +/- 74 ppm Tin (Sn): 39 +/- 22 ppm Copper (Cu): 38 +/- 12 ppm […]

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Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: 20 ppm Cadmium (considered safe by all standards.)

When tested with a high-precision XRF instrument, this tiny brown glass bottle (pictured here and below), was found to be negative for Lead but was positive for trace levels of Cadmium. The amount of Cadmium detected in the brown glass of this bottle is considered safe by all standards. To learn more about Cadmium toxicity, click […]

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Large Blue Glass Marble With Iridescent Finish Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Giant Blue Glass Marble: 60 ppm Cadmium, 366 ppm Arsenic.

Newer (c. 2015) large translucent blue glass marble with iridescent rainbow finish. Given the nature of the way most colored glass is commonly produced, many marbles (and especially those with iridescent finishes) do have at least some level of detectable toxicants when tested with an XRF instrument. Some actually have quite high amounts of Lead […]

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#AskTamara: Do Glass Dragon Tears Have Lead? (Aka: Squashed Marbles, Glass Drops or Mancala Stones?)

#AskTamara Question: Do dragon tears have lead? Answer: Some do and some do not. Given the nature of the way most colored glass is commonly produced, many dragon tears do have at least some lead, and some have quite high amounts of lead — at levels considered dangerous for children by current/modern regulatory standards. [Even […]

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Another Blue Ball Jar

Another Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 53 ppm lead (+/- 13 ppm). (This lead level is considered safe by all standards.) 13 ppm cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you […]

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Newer Blue Ball Jar

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 61 ppm lead (+/- 16 ppm). Considered safe by all standards. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home.  If you offered me something to drink in this […]

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Green Glass Desk Lamp

Library / desk lamp with green glass: 32,400 ppm lead (in the glass.) Tested with an XRF. Thoughts: Is this going to harm the owner?  Probably not. Can we manufacture lead-free glass for items like this?  Absolutely, yes. Is manufacturing items with high lead content harming the environment and potentially harming factory workers?  Absolutely, yes. Can we strive to have lead-free homes and a lead-free […]

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#XRFTesting: Blue Ball Jars!

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 64 ppm lead. Non-detect for arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Most of the colored glass jars I have tested have ben positive for lead to some degree. This level is considered safe by all standards. I personally would not want to can in jars that are positive for lead at any level, when I […]

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Green Glass Water Bottle: Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley Spring Water Green Glass Water Bottle: 86 ppm lead (Pb.) and 11 ppm cadmium (Cd.) This is typical of a lot of the modern tinted glass water bottles I have tested. I personally look for clear glass water bottles when possible. If you appreciate what I do, the simplest way you can help […]

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