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Hape Wooden Railway Kid’s Xylophone Melody Track

When I coordinate XRF testing of consumer goods for my friends and followers I ask them to send me a box with one complex item and up to nine simple items. I usually test these ten personal items for people in thanks for their $150 contribution that helps to cover the costs of the XRF […]

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#AskTamara: Are there any modern clear glass dishes that are also lead-free?

#AskTamara Question: Tamara are there any modern clear glass dishes that are also lead-free? A: Yes!  While vintage glassware is often positive for lead, and even some new clear glass products can test positive for trace* amounts of lead, there are several brands of clear glass dishware that I have tested that have been consistently […]

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Lead Free! Planet Box Lunch Box

Planet Box Lunch Box: Lead Free! Hello!  These are some of the results of our recent testing parties.  I will be updating each of these posts with more details very soon.  Thank you everyone for participating.  As always, please feel free to ask questions. Click here for more #SaferChoices in dishes for your family! #XRFTesting […]

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Thank you everyone: 32,084 vists here in February

This site had 32,084 unique visits in February! Thank you for visiting! Please keep sending your friends! I really appreciate your efforts to spread the word, helping to protect children and families everywhere from environmental toxicity! As always, for #SaferChoices for your family, click here! (and a small portion of anything you purchase from Amazon […]

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#SaferChoices: Which Water Bottles, Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups Are Lead Free?

#AskTamara Questions: Which water bottles are lead free? Which baby bottles are lead free? Which sippy cups are lead free? How do I tell if my child’s bottle is safe? (lead-safe, lead-free, free of toxicants?) Answers: Of the many popular brands of the water bottles, sippy cups and baby bottles that I have tested with […]

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#SaferChoices: Ice Cream Scoops

Today I am posting images of the various ice cream scoops I have tested with an XRF instrument that have tested positive for lead. If you have questions about XRF testing, please click here. In the many years that I have been testing consumer goods I have consistently found at least trace lead in most […]

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XRFTesting: Instant Pot (Video)

We tested the Instant Pot today in a Facebook Live video! (Tested it for lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic  – etc., – using an XRF Analyzer) Watch the video to see the testing results. Click the Facebook button on the video to share it from Facebook. Click the image below to check out Instant Pots on […]

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#SaferChoices: Jewelry

Given how much lead there can be in older – and newer – jewelry (both in the metals and in the faux jewels), my recommendation for jewelry has always been to stick with pure solid sterling silver (it should be marked 925 in a stamp somewhere on the item – see inside of ring image […]

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