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Made in Taiwan Gray Metal Garlic Press Lead Safe Mama 1

Bare Metal Garlic Press: 2,685 ppm Lead and 33 ppm Cadmium. Is it a problem that my garlic press is positive for lead?

Q. Is it a problem that my garlic press is positive for Lead?  A. Why YES — in my opinion it is a BIG problem for a garlic press like this to test positive for Lead. Here’s why: Its intrinsic function (a tool for mechanically forcing garlic under leveraged pressure through the tiny extrusion holes in […]

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July 2018 New OXO GoodGrips Silicone Flexible Turner Spatula 4

#LeadSafe: July 2018 New OXO GoodGrips Silicone Flexible Turner Spatula

This 2018 New OXO GoodGrips Silicone Flexible Turner Spatula is lead free in the spatula blade and metal part of the handle when tested with an XRF instrument. It was also negative (ND/ Non-Detect) for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). The rubberized (black) part of the handle is positive for trace lead at 27 […]

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Bambu Organic Bamboo Baby Spoon

Small organic bamboo wooden baby spoon. By “Bambu” Free of all heavy metals. Amazon Affiliate link for this product: No lead. No cadmium. No Arsenic. No Mercury. Good choice all around! Tested with an XRF instrument. Please consider supporting my independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work with a contribution!  I am still working […]

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Vintage Enamelware Camping Spoon.

Vintage enamelware camping spoon 412 parts per million (ppm) lead. As tested with an XRF. The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in the coating (paint, glaze, etc.) of an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Dishware and vintage items are not regulated in regards to total lead content. – Http:// – […]

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#AskTamara: How can I make sure my Pizza cutter is Lead-free? Which pizza cutters do you use in your home?

#AskTamara Hello friends! This probably falls into the range of #OddQuestionsForTheDay… (aka: things I haven’t been asked about yet in all my years of doing this!) The following pictures and links are affiliate links* on Amazon, so if you choose to purchase any of these items after clicking, I will receive a small percentage of […]

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Stainless Steel Spoon: Lead Free.

Stainless Steel Spoon:  Lead Free (NonDetect/ ND for Pb). All modern stainless steel utensils I have tested have been lead free. How to choose stainless flatware: Single component metal (seamless) Unpainted / Undecorated (no enamels) Marked (stamped in to the metal): “Stainless” or “Stainless Steel” or a number representing the metal grade. Stainless Steel is primarily composed […]

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#XRFTesting: Stainless Flatware for Children

Children’s Stainless Steel Silverware / Flatware sets: Non-Detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic. Exact items tested are in photo below. Stainless Steel is primarily composed of chromium, nickel, and iron.  Iron in stainless is usually in the 750,000 to 850,000 ppm range. Chromium in stainless is usually in the 120,000 to 182,000 ppm range. […]

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