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Green Light Blue Supplment Bottle Lead Safe Mama 4

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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Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass Bottle Lead Safe Mama 2

Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass 4 oz Bottle: 112 +/- 17 ppm Lead (considered safe by all standards.)

When tested with an XRF instrument the brown glass of this Mountain Rose Herbs bottle had the following readings (these readings are typical for brown glass & you can see more examples HERE.) If a metal is not noted in the result set below it was not detectable by the XRF in the particular test […]

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Garrys Milk Lady Lane Farm Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama swabs 5

Testing the paint on a reusable glass milk bottle with a LeadCheck Swab (Video.)

Here’s a little (3-minute) video where I test the paint on a Garry’s milk bottle (Garry’s is an Oregon based company) with a LeadCheck swab. There is also a photo below showing how many swab tests I was able to get out of the liquid from one LeadCheck swab by using q-tips. This picture also […]

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Strauss Creamery Milk Bottles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadFree: Straus Family Creamery Reusable Glass Milk Bottle

Straus Family Creamery (in Marin County, California) managed to do what other creameries have not managed to do somehow… the black paint on their new (2018) reusable glass bottles is negative for lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) when tested with an XRF instrument! The great thing that this demonstrates is that it is actually possible […]

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Garry's Meadow Fresh Milk - Oregon Milk Bottles painted with lead paint Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1b

Glass Bottles for Lady Lane Farms, Garry’s Meadow Fresh Milk: 20,500 ppm Lead + Cadmium

When the red paint on these reusable glass milk bottles was tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead at levels as high as 20,500 +/- 500 ppm and for cadmium at 1118 +/- 48 ppm. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. There is currently (to my knowledge) no regulatory standard […]

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Starkey Spring Water 2 Miles Deep

#LeadFree: Glass Starkey Brand Spring Water Bottle

Clear glass spring water bottle, Starkey brand. Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-detect for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Arsenic (As) and Cadmium (Cd.) Thanks to Derek Robinson for donating and supporting this post! For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead […]

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#LeadFree: Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow Glass Baby Bottle

Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottle. All components of this product tested negative (non-detect/ND) for lead when tested with an XRF instrument, however two components did test positive for trace levels of cadmium (considered safe by all current .standards) XRF Test Results: Cadmium Readings: Glass Bottle: 9+/-5 ppm. Nipple: 14 +/- 5 ppm. All other components were […]

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#XRFTesting: Mountain Valley Spring Water 5 Gallon Bottle

Mountain Valley Spring Water 5 Gallon Clear Glass Bottle (from their delivery service): Non-Detect (negative!) for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As)! I personally do not want jars that are positive for lead at any level, when I can choose lead-free jars and bottles. Click these links to see other similar glass jars and glass bottles I have […]

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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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