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#XRFTesting; #LeadSafe Metal Toy Tractor

Metal toy tractor, Pb 25 ppm (also tested positive for trace mercury and trace cadmium.) Exact item tested is in photo below. These levels for lead and cadmium are considered safe by all standards. I have some concern about the mercury levels in the nut in the center of the wheel. Without knowing the year […]

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Spectacular News! HUD lead limits lowered!

This is spectacular. It has been in the works for something 9 years! (Really much longer since the original research was done!)  Kudos to the National Center for Healthy Housing for their hard work! From Jonathan Wilson, National Center for Healthy Housing Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:00 PM Subject: HUD OLHCHH lowers dust lead levels […]

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Chip In!

Hello! A lot of people have recently contacted me, asking if they could chip in in support of my work, just to say thank you – or to help in some small way. I truly appreciate your generosity and have created this page to help make it easy to chip in via PayPal. [Sort of a […]

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#AskTamara: What is the impact of lead poisoning in adults, including college age students?

Below is a post I originally wrote and shared in September of 2014 (slightly updated.)  Hopefully you will also take a look at the links below as there are several studies of interest that may also answer your questions.  As always, thank you for reading and please feel free to ask me any questions you […]

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I started my undergraduate studies at New York University in 1987. I was in the Drama program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts  – and was in conservatory at the Circle In The Square Studio  – towards my bachelor of fine arts in stage acting. 1987. I remember thinking at the time that “Wow, […]

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Tamara with Robert Reich in Berkeley, CA 12/10/2013

“Traipsing” Around the Country…

Tamara, WHY are you constantly “traipsing” all over the country meeting experts, business leaders, celebrities, journalists, filmmakers and other public figures? The answer is simple: one of these new friends is going to help make the difference—I just don’t know who. In a way, the “tapestry” of life is made up of the individual “strands” […]

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