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Vintage C 1970s Fisher Price Little People Grover Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Vintage (c. 1970s) Fisher Price Sesame Street Grover Monster

Vintage (c. 1970s) Fisher Price Sesame Street Grover Monster: Lead (Pb): ND (non-detect) Cadmium (Cd): ND (non-detect) Mercury (Hg): ND (non-detect) Arsenic (As): ND (non-detect) Please check out the other Sesame Street things I have tested here! Please check out more of the vintage Fisher Price toys I have tested here! Thanks for reading! As always, please […]

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Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Tamara’s Kitchen: Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle

Norpro 123 Grip-EZ Handy Flat Grater With Black Rubberized Handle: non-detect (negative/ND) for Lead (Pb), Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd) and Mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument. This is mine (from my kitchen) – and is several years old, which is why in my personal photos of the item the little red band is […]

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#LeadFree: Sunsella Green Silicone Vegetable Steamer

Sunsella Green Silicone Vegetable Steamer. Made In China. Purchased new on Amazon in July of 2018. Please note: this thing REEKS of chemicals. The smell coming out of the package was quite overwhelming. Not all chemicals are metals or have metal components, so not all chemicals are detectable with an XRF instrument. The XRF metals […]

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Hasami Porcelain Made In Japan Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadSafe: Hasami Porcelain Made In Japan Ceramic Mug

This Hasami Porcelain ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) on the glazed elements when tested with an XRF instrument. Other elements found in the glaze: Zinc (Zn): 2,480 +/- 114 ppm Iron (Fe): 4,174 +/- 288 ppm Bismuth (Bi): 24 +/- 11 ppm […]

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Crate And Barrel Miguel Highball Made In Mexico Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” Made In Mexico Drinking Glass

This Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” drinking glass (Made In Mexico) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. See more Crate & Barrel items I have tested here. As always, please let me know if you have any questions! Tamara Rubin #LeadSafeMama

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#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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Starbucks Ceramic Espresso Mug 2014 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadFree: White Starbucks Espresso Mug, c. 2014

This small white Starbucks espresso mug was tested with an XRF instrument in June of 2014 and was negative for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) The year of manufacture of this piece is unknown, but it was fairly new at the time it was tested (sorry I did not think to […]

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Crate And Barrel Made In Indonesia 2018 New White Dishware Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadFree: 2018 New Crate & Barrel “Aspen” Made In Indonesia White Ceramics

This set of brand new (purchased in February 2018) Crate & Barrel white ceramic dishes (made in Indonesia) were non-detect for lead (Pb), arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), and mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument. This set readings is true for all components and all sides (inside and out, back and front) including the […]

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MoraKniv Made In Sweden Carbon Steel Knife Trackers Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#AskTamara: What is Carbon Steel? (Morakniv, Made in Sweden Carving Knife)

#AskTamara Q: What is carbon steel? A: The following XRF readings are all of the metals detected when testing the Morakniv “Made In Sweden” knife (pictured here), which is marked “Carbon Steel”. While I have not tested a lot of carbon steel items, these readings are likely typical for carbon steel. Chromium (Cr): 2,094 +/- […]

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