Archive | XRF Testing

Origins Makeup with Cadmium Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

I found cadmium (Cd, a carcinogen) in Origins makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument.

I found cadmium (Cd) in “Origins” makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument. Click here to learn more about XRF testing. When I tested this makeup [Origins “Pinch Your Cheeks” Powder Blush] I was quite surprised to find that it tested positive for cadmium at levels that I would consider more than “trace” for a […]

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Vintage Hanson Nursery Baby Scale Lead Safe Mama 6

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object.

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object… …a BABY SCALE painted with leaded paint. Really I don’t know that any more needs to be said about this. The paint on this piece was just about 4,500 ppm lead when […]

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Made in China Plastic Doctor Toy Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

XRFTesting: Plastic Doctor Toy Purchased On Amazon in 2018

XRF Test Results for: Plastic Doctor Toys Purchased On Amazon in 2018 Here is my Amazon affiliate link for this toy set.* Words printed on Stethoscope: “Made In China” and “Dongguan”. No other mark or brand info printed on toy. Tests were done without disassembling toy, so results are accurate taking that consideration into account […]

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Monkey Feet Black Leather Toddler Shoes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print]

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Black Leather Ballet Style Zip Back Toddler Shoes [Harry Potter Theme Print] Note: If a metal is not listed for a component of the shoe that means it was not detected with the XRF instrument. Outside of Shoe [Black and White Printed Leather]: Barium (Ba): 318 +/- 133 ppm Chromium (Cr): 14,300 […]

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Monkey Feet Brown Leather Toddler Shoes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Brown Leather Buckle Shoes

#XRFTesting: Monkey Feet Brown Leather Buckle Shoes Exterior Brown Leather, Top of Shoe: Barium (Ba): 742 +/- 140 ppm Chromium (Cr): 1,604 +/- 113 ppm Zinc (Zn): 43 +/- 16 ppm Iron (Fe): 11,200 +/- 200 ppm Vanadium (V): 1,592 +/- 240 ppm Titanium (Ti): 2,987 +/- 369 ppm Brown Rubber/Plastic Sole, Bottom of Shoe: […]

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2018 Oster Blender Blade Components Lead Safe Mama 1

#XRFTesting: Oster Blender Base Parts

XRF Test Results For An Oster Blender’s Base Parts Amazon affiliate link for this item.* Jar Gasket (gray rubber): Barium (Ba): 239 +/- 140 ppm Zinc (Zn): 9,961 +/- 155 ppm Iron (Fe): 1,692 +/- 74 ppm Titanium (Ti): 10,700 +/- 500 ppm Jar Ring (black plastic): ND (non-detect) for all metals detectible with the […]

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Jervis n George reusable glass baby food container lead safe mama tamara rubin 4

#AskTamara: Is there lead paint on the outside of my “Jervis & George” reusable glass baby food container?

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead paint on the outside of my Jervis & George reusable glass baby food container? Answer: Yes, there may be. I have tested four product samples from this brand (with testing done using an XRF instrument) and all four jars had paint that was positive for high levels of lead. To […]

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Hitachi Magic Want Vibrator 2008 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Antimony 1

#AskTamara: Are There Toxic Chemicals In My Hitachi “Magic Wand” Personal Massager / Vibrator?

#AskTamara Question: Are there toxic chemicals in my Hitachi “Magic Wand” personal massager / vibrator? Answer: Well, as a matter of fact, now that you ask, there were concerning levels of ANTIMONY (Sb) in the Magic Wand personal massager by Hitachi that I recently tested Please note: I only tested ONE example of this product and […]

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Vintage Niagara Hand Unit Personal Massager c 1940 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Sex Toy 1

#AskTamara: Q. Is there lead in my sex toys? A. Maybe.

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead in my sex toys? [I get this question ALL THE TIME! LOL!] Answer: As with most things (when it comes to lead) the most important factor in determining if your sex-toys might have lead (or other heavy metals or toxicants) is when they were manufactured! [When as in “which century” or […]

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