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Dollar Tree Gardening Trowel Greenbrier International Lead Safe Mama 1 2019

Dollar Tree Store (Spring 2019) Garden Transplanter Trowel: Lead Free (and just $1)

I often share that because the Dollar store (Dollar Tree, Dollar General, etc.) have had so many violations in the past they are actually doing a good job of keeping Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic out of a lot of their products! This is one example of that. When tested with an XRF instrument for […]

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Seedles Southwest Wildflower Seed Balls Lead Safe Mama 2018 1

2018 Seedles Southwest Wildflower Seed Balls: Lead Free

When tested with an XRF instrument these seed balls had the following readings (if a metal is not listed it was not detected): Orange Balls: Barium (Ba): 1,470 +/- 94 ppm Chromium (Cr): 115 +/- 35 ppm Bromine (Br): 4 +/- 2 ppm Zinc (Zn): 48 +/- 9 ppm Copper (Cu): 32 +/- 11 ppm […]

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Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose Walmart Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose New On Shelf (2017) In Walmart, Made In USA

This “Expert Gardener” “Light Duty” garden hose was tested new on the shelf in Walmart in 2017. Only the plastic part of the hose was tested and it was positive for lead (Pb) at 52 parts per million. 52 ppm lead is a relatively low level of lead, but I would still have concerns for […]

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Corona Garden Pruner c. 2016 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Corona BP 3640 Ergo-Action Bypass Hand Pruner

When tested with an XRF instrument this Corona BP 3640 Ergo-Action Bypass Hand Pruner was negative for lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) on all components. Overall this seems like a good choice/ good brand. This one is mine, that I purchased in 2016 for trimming my roses, etc. We got the […]

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Vintage Nozzle with Lead Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Vintage Hose Nozzle

Vintage hose nozzle: 28,900 ppm lead. #LeadedBrass – Tested with an XRF instrument. All yellow brass hose and gardening components I have tested have been very high lead like this one (and also can have contaminants like mercury and arsenic.) To see more of my posts related to gardening, click here. For a lead-free option, click […]

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2017 Leaded Hose Nozzel Walmart

#Leaded: Hose Nozzle From Walmart (2017)

Hose nozzle: 39,500 ppm lead. New on the shelf at Walmart in August of 2017 Tested with an XRF instrument. All yellow brass hose and gardening components I have tested have been very high lead like this one (and many also have contaminants like mercury and arsenic.) To see more of my posts related to gardening, […]

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Water Right Inc Hose Discout Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Lead Free “Made In The USA” Hoses, Approved by Lead Safe Mama (Discount Code!)

Check this out! I have tested three examples of the Water Right  hoses (the models with the stainless components) and confirmed that all components of these hoses are 100% lead-free.* I love this product so much I am personally using one in my home/ for my garden and I asked the company if they would […]

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#Leaded; Hose Spray Nozzle

Hose sprayer, as high as 26,900 ppm lead. I don’t yet have a lead-safe alternative to recommend, but finding one made of stainless steel might be a good start, and here is my post on lead-free hoses (including a #MadeInOregon option!). I will update this post as soon as I find one that I am […]

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