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Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#AskTamara: Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals?

#AskTamara Question: Is My Scary Witch Halloween Mask Full Of Toxic Chemicals? Answer: Probably. Yes. Of course I can’t speculate about all chemicals nor can I report on all masks (I would have to test many examples – from all of the different brands (and different production years) – to come up with a more educated science-based […]

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Does my Halloween Zombie Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#AskTamara: Does My Scary Zombie Halloween Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead?

#AskTamara Question: Does My Scary Zombie Halloween Mask Have Unsafe Levels of Lead? Answer: I can’t speculate about all masks (I would have to test many examples – from all of the different brands – to come up with a more educated science-based opinion), but I will report on my concerns for toxicity based on the […]

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Gorilla Halloween Mask Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2018

#AskTamara: Do modern Halloween masks have lead? Does my Halloween gorilla mask have any toxic chemicals?

#AskTamara Question: Do modern Halloween masks have lead? Does my Halloween gorilla mask have any toxic chemicals? Answer: While I have not tested many Halloween masks for lead using an XRF (and I can only speak to the presence of toxic chemicals that are detectible using XRF technology) I have long held the position that the […]

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Sleepy Hollow Fridge Magnet Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Sleepy Hollow New York Commemorative Fridge Magnet

Sleepy Hollow New York Commemorative Fridge Magnet Made primarily of Zinc. This item had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Arsenic (As): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect/ND – Negative* Chromium ( Cr): 522 +/- 146 ppm Zinc (Zn): 985,100 +/- 12,000 ppm Cooper (Cu): […]

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#LeadFree: Go Green Organic Face Paint, Princess Perfect

Go Green Organic “Princess Perfect” face paint (2017). Tested with an XRF instrument.  All colors (blue, red, silver, gold and purple) tested negative for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd). The XRF detects heavy metals down to single digit parts per million (ppm.) Interesting to note… Purple, Blue and Red tested positive […]

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Ceramic Pumpkin Mug

Pumpkin Mug, Made In China: 17,400 ppm lead & 381 ppm cadmium! “Double Nice Co., LTD.” Many seasonal mugs are sold as novelty items and not only are novelty items not regulated for toxicity (in many instances the manufacturers actually claim they are not intended for children, even though they are obviously styled to be marketed […]

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Happy Halloween! Super-Leaded Tiny Pumpkin Bead (lots of Lead CAN come in very small packages!)

Alternate Title: #AskTamara: What types of beads are safe for my children to play with? Happy Halloween! This tiny ceramic pumpkin bead was positive for 17,500 ppm Lead (Pb) when tested with an XRF instrument. This is a good example showing that it is possible to test a very small item with an XRF instrument […]

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