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#Leaded: Vintage Plastic Fisher Price Lady With Blue Dress & Yellow Hair

This little vintage Fisher Price lady is positive for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Her yellow hair came in at 4,723 +/- 97 ppm lead, 69 +/-13 ppm cadmium and 166 +/- 54 ppm arsenic. Her face was positive for 472 +/- 23 ppm lead, 118 +/- 13 ppm cadmium and 13 +/- 7 mercury. […]

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#Cadmium: Vintage Fisher Price Lady with White Hair

This little vintage Fisher Price plastic lady with a yellow dress and white hair tested negative for lead but positive for cadmium and mercury in her face. The cadmium reading is 98 +/- 13 ppm and the mercury reading was 21 +/- 7 ppm. Cadmium is considered unsafe for children at levels of 40 ppm […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Fisher Price Little People

These vintage little people are positive for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd.) Click on each of the links below to see the readings for the specific little person. Plastic lady with blue dress & yellow hair. Plastic boy in orange. Man with yellow hat. Plastic lady with white hair. Tested with […]

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#XRFTesting: Pura Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve

This stainless steel Pura water bottle (pictured here and below) is non-detect for lead in all of the accessible parts.  The silicone parts of this particular bottle tested positive for low/ trace cadmium. Given I have been finding cadmium in more than 50% of silicone items I have tested, I conclude (just based on my observations) that […]

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