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Monkey Feet Black Leather Toddler Shoes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print]

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print] Note: If a metal is not listed for a component of the shoe that means it was not detected with the XRF instrument. Outside of Shoe [Black and White Printed Leather]: Barium (Ba): 318 +/- 133 ppm Chromium (Cr): 14,300 […]

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Hitachi Magic Want Vibrator 2008 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Antimony 1

#AskTamara: Are There Toxic Chemicals In My Hitachi “Magic Wand” Personal Massager / Vibrator?

#AskTamara Question: Are there toxic chemicals in my Hitachi “Magic Wand” personal massager / vibrator? Answer: Well, as a matter of fact, now that you ask, there were concerning levels of ANTIMONY (Sb) in the Magic Wand personal massager by Hitachi that I recently tested Please note: I only tested ONE example of this product and […]

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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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XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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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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Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs Purchased at Marshalls 2018 Tamara Rubin LeadSafeMama

Newly Purchased August 2018 Rae Dunn Ceramic Coffee Mugs from Marshall’s

These ceramic Rae Dunn brand coffee mugs (Made in China) were purchased at a Marshall’s in Portland, Oregon for about $5 each in August 2018. Each has a slightly different finish, so one would expect them to each test slightly different in terms of an levels of lead found when texted with an XRF instrument. […]

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Miracle Rice Cooker And Steamer Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Miracle Rice Cooker c. 2009, Made In China

This Miracle Rice Cooker, purchased new c. 2009 (sorry —  I don’t have an exact year) used to be our personal rice cooker. We chose it because at the time, it was the only model on the market that featured a “benign” stainless steel pot (vs. aluminum — usually with some sort of nasty/toxic “non-stick coating”); it was […]

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Oxo Good Grips Green Silicone Vegetable Steamer Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadFree: 2018 OXO Good Grips Green Silicone Steamer Basket

OXO Good Grips Green Silicone Steamer Basket. Made In China. Purchased new on Amazon in July of 2018. For more OXO items I have tested, click here. The XRF metals reading for this item are: Zinc (Zn): 118 +/- 20 ppm Copper (Cu): 56 +/- 23 ppm Titanium (Ti): 932 +/- 530 ppm It was […]

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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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