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Auntie Tammy’s Pet Safe & Kid Safe DIY Ant Bait Traps

While this is “not lead related” (“NLR” or “NPbR”) it is related to keeping kids (& pets) safe from environmental toxicity. It seems like at some point everybody gets ants (at least in Massachusetts, California and Oregon (the three states where I have spent the most time)! I don’t remember ever having an ant problem when I […]

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Lead Safe Mama’s Amazon Store!

New in Summer 2018! I just started populating my #LeadSafeMama Amazon Store with choices from my #SaferChoices posts. Please click through and let me know if there are any categories you would like to see that are not there yet and if there are any specific types of items you would like my recommendations for or […]

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#LeadFree: Newer Corning Casserole Dishes

This newer oval Corning Ware casserole tested negative for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. Would you like to see more test results like this?  Please consider making a small monthly gift in support of my advocacy here: – Thank you for reading, following and sharing! Please ask questions […]

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#LeadFree: Clear Glass Dish from Walmart

Newer clear glass plate (tested in 2014), purchased at Walmart. #LeadFREE! Non-detect for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. (Lemon included for size!) Here are some Amazon links* to similar lead-free clear-glass choices on Amazon: 1) 2) 3) Would you like to see more test results like this? Please help me […]

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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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Vintage Princess House Clear Glass Mug: Lead Free! All Princess House pieces I have tested have been Lead-free!

All “Princess House” brand glassware that I have ever tested has been 100% free of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), and Arsenic (As.) This is an amazing feat for a vintage glassware item. Here’s a link to Princess House mugs on Amazon.* If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) […]

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#AskTamara: What laundry detergent do you use to get rid of lead?

Since this comes up all the time I decided it was finally time to write a post about this! The question is: “Tamara, what laundry detergent do you use when you want to get rid of lead?” The Answer: I get the biggest box I can find of Scent Free / Dye Free Arm & Hammer […]

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#AskTamara: What coffee maker do you use?

I get this question A LOT! “Tamara, what coffee maker do you use?” A: Mostly we use a French press style coffee maker. However I do want to clarify that I have found lead in several French presses.  Specifically (as with many measuring cups and other glass items with logos or marked writings on the […]

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