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Worlds Best Cat Litter Corn Based Lead Safe Mama 1

“World’s Best Cat Litter”, corn-based: Lead-free!

Here is the XRF test result summary for this product: World’s Best Cat Litter. Bromine (Br): 4 +/- 1 ppm Zinc (Zn): 27 +/- 5 ppm Iron (Fe): 62 +/- 13 ppm That’s it! No other metals detected! Continue reading below image… This kitty litter was Non-Detect / Negative for all other metals, including: Lead (Pb) […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set Green Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with green wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: As with the version of this product with the white colored wiring, while this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case […]

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Target Philips Warm White LED Light Set White Wire Lead Safe Mama 1

Target-branded Philips plug-in Warm White LED Christmas lights strand with white wire: Lead-free!!

Summary: While this product was Lead-free when tested with an XRF instrument, one component was positive for trace (trace = very low levels) of Arsenic. There were also fairly high levels of Antimony in at least one component, which is often the case with electrical items (as Antimony is an ingredient in many fire retardants.) […]

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Holiday Time Walmart MultiFunction Mini Lights 150 Lead Safe Mama 1

Walmart Holiday Time plug-in Christmas lights with green wire: Lead-free!

This newly-purchased (2018) set of Walmart brand “Holiday Time” 16 Function Multicolor Mini Lights (pictured above – with 150 lights and a green wire strand) was tested with an XRF instrument. It was not disassembled for testing, only accessible parts that one would normally touch when using them (installing them or operating them) were tested. […]

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Yeti Pink Limited Edition Rambler Tumbler Lead Safe Mama 1

Pink Yeti Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler: Lead Free In All Accessible Components

Please note: the test results on this post are ONLY for the specific pink tumbler pictured and described here. As I have not tested many products from this brand, I cannot guarantee that other similar (or different) tumblers will have the same test results. I have one other similar tumbler (in a different color) that […]

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Ikea 2-5 Liter Stainless Cooking Pot Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

2018 Ikea Stainless 2.5 Liter Cooking Pot: #LeadFree

As a rule, stainless steel items do not have toxicants (e.g. Lead, Mercury, Arsenic or Cadmium) in the actual stainless steel components. In “complex” items (those with multiple parts, like the pot pictured here) – there can sometimes be lead in other, non-stainless–steel pieces affixed to the pot (like handles, knobs, grommets – or quite often, the brass valves on […]

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McFly Red Roshambo Baby Junior Shades Lead Safe Mama 2

McFly Red Roshambo Baby Junior Shades: 1278 ppm Cadmium

McFly Red Roshambo Baby Junior Shades children’s sunglasses: 1278 ppm Cadmium POST UPDATE [posted on Facebook] UPDATE: I have been chatting with the owner of the company via Facebook private messenger – YES at 10:15 on SATURDAY night! AND we are going to talk on the phone tomorrow (Sunday). Just the fact that they are […]

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Ikea Stainless Steel Spoon 224 22 Lead Safe Mama 3

Ikea Stainless Steel 430-40 Spoon 224 22, c.2014: Lead Free

These spoons are VERY LOW Nickel! Note: I generally never have a concern about stainless steel items containing any lead (unless they are not a single component item.) See this post for more about that. Below are the XRF test results for a stainless steel spoon from Ikea. Note: The light in these images make […]

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Restaurant Grade Stainless Chopsticks LeadSafeMama 2

Stainless Steel Restaurant Supply Chopsticks, c.2016: Lead Free

Below are the XRF test results for some unbranded stainless steel chopsticks. While the XRF does not recognize this metal combination as a specific type or grade of stainless steel,  and while these are not expressly marked “stainless steel” (in fact there is no mark on them) I would still put them in the stainless […]

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1810 Calderoni Made In Italy Stainless Steel Fork Lead Safe Mama 3

18-10 Stainless Steel Fork, c. 2003 – Borromeo Pattern by Calderoni, Italy: Lead Free

Please scroll down for the XRF test results for an 18/10 stainless steel fork in the Borromeo pattern by Calderoni (Made in Italy) c. 2001 through 2003. This was the silverware my husband and I got for our wedding flatware when we merged our households. Purchased c. 2003. Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to […]

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