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Boroux Borosilicate Glass Water Bottle Lead Free Lead Safe Mama 9a

Boroux “lead-free” water bottle white painted logo is positive for high levels of lead: 2,235 ppm Lead, 140 ppm Cadmium, 301 ppm Arsenic.

When tested with an XRF instrument, the painted-on logo on the outside of the Boroux bottles (which are advertised as “Lead-free”) was positive for Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic. To confirm the results, I did three sets of readings, each with different sections of the painted logo within the scope of the XRF (which is about […]

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MyBRK Glass Water Bottles Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 2

XRF Test Results: MyBKR Glass Water Bottles w Silicone Sleeves

MyBKR Glass Water Bottles w Silicone Sleeves, XRF Test Results. Affiliate link for this product on Amazon.* Pink silicone sleeve: Barium (Ba): 1,269 +/- 265 ppm Zinc (Zn): 137 +/- 21 ppm Lavender silicone sleeve: Barium (Ba): 989 +/- 292 ppm Zinc (Zn): 158 +/- 24 ppm Iron (Fe): 79 +/- 47 ppm Silicone sleeves […]

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Made Safe Certified Pura Kiki Baby Bottle

#Leaded: Made Safe Certified Pura Kiki Baby Bottle Purchased New In January of 2018 (Video)

Below is an 8-minute video we made this week of our testing of a new-in-the-box, purchased in 2018, “Made Safe Certified” Pura Kiki stainless steel insulated baby bottle for lead (Pb). Both the Made Safe certification and Pura Kiki’s marketing materials imply – or outright state – that this product does not contain any lead/has […]

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#Leaded: Another Corkcicle

This is an uncoated Stainless Steel Corkcicle brand water bottle. This product is advertised as lead-free. (See related post here.) The bottle is primarily made of stainless steel. All components that touch the contents are lead free. The center sealing dot (on the bottom of the outside of the bottle), the element that seals it […]

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I am SO TIRED of companies who label their product “Lead Free” when it is not!

Corkcicle, prominently labeled, “LEAD FREE” on the packaging…however, the center sealing dot on the bottom (on the outside of the bottle — see second photo) tested positive with an XRF at 181,400 ppm lead [+/- 2,100 ppm](!) It’s actually probably much higher than that (close to solid lead solder), but the dot is smaller than […]

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#Cadmium: Voss Glass Water Bottle

Clear glass water bottle, Voss brand. The bottle and lid were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic – but the white writing on the outside was positive for trace (low levels) of cadmium, at 11 ppm. (+/- 6 ppm). If you have scrolled through the posts on my blog at all you have seen that […]

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2017 (?) Blue Hydro Flask

Newer (2017?) Hydro Flask. Tested in June of 2017. Lead Free! Newer Hydro Flasks (2017 and newer, based on what I have tested) seem to be consistently lead-free! In 2015/2016 Hydro Flask had offered to replace the older leaded products with a lead-free product, so it might be worth giving them a call to ask for […]

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A Tale of Two Hydro Flasks: Leaded & Not!

Newer Green [Columbia] Hydro Flask: #LeadFree! Tested in August of 2017. ~~~~~ Older Orange Hydro Flask (pre-2013), center sealing dot on bottom: 177,500 ppm lead. Good job on getting the lead out Hydro Flask! The lead is in the bottom “sealing dot” on the outside of the product (see center dot in bottom photo on this […]

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Purple Hydro Flask Tested December 2015

Newer purple Hydro Flask. Bottom seal (center of bottom as tested through purple coating): 3,647 ppm lead & 1,013 ppm arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument.  The lead is on the outside and does not touch the contents of the bottle. Note: other brands have no lead at all. This brand historically used lead solder to seal […]

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Black Hydro Flask, Purchased in 2014.

Black Hydro Flask, Purchased in 2014. Bottom seal dot: 2,150 ppm lead; 15,900 ppm arsenic. The lead is in the bottom “sealing dot” on the outside of the product (see center dot in bottom photo on this post) and does not touch the contents of the water bottle. The leaded sealing dot is usually covered with […]

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