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#LeadSafe Dishes: Polish Pottery

Polish Pottery: 50 ppm lead. Hello!  These are some of the results of recent XRF testing.  The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in an item intended for use by children is 90 parts per million and higher.  Dishware is not considered “for use by children” and is therefore not regulated in the same […]

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Supporting Details & Studies on the Appropriateness of #XRFTesting

This post was written as supporting documentation to a post about the Green Sprouts sippy cup focusing on the appropriateness and efficacy of XRF testing as a methodology for consumer goods testing. Thanks for reading! If you take the time to read this and follow the links, I applaud your efforts to better understand the concerns […]

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#SaferChoices: Which Water Bottles, Baby Bottles & Sippy Cups Are Lead Free?

#AskTamara Questions: Which water bottles are lead free? Which baby bottles are lead free? Which sippy cups are lead free? How do I tell if my child’s bottle is safe? (lead-safe, lead-free, free of toxicants?) Answers: Of the many popular brands of the water bottles, sippy cups and baby bottles that I have tested with […]

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#LeadedSippyCups: My original letter to the GreenSprouts Cup manufacturer.

Newly manufactured sippy cup: 3003 ppm lead. Click the image of the letter below to see a full size PDF of my original letter reporting these results to the manufacturer. If you appreciate my advocacy work (including the testing I do for parents around the world) please consider contributing to my “GoFundMe” during this very […]

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#LeadedChina: Liberty Blue

Liberty Blue Staffordshire Ironstone Vintage Plate: 44,500 ppm lead. – The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm or higher. Vintage china is not regulated in any way. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more information about LEAD FREE dish choices, click […]

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Ask Tamara: Q. Can I test my dishes for lead with a LeadCheck swab? A. Sometimes, but not always. (Click to read more.)

Ask Tamara: Q. Hi! Thank you for all you do!! Are the LeadCheck® test swabs from Home Depot sufficient enough to test my dishware? Also, even though Fiestaware says “Lead free: it could still have Cadmium in it, correct? Thank you and I follow all your work! A.  The short of it is that the LeadCheck® […]

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#SaferChoices: Ice Cream Scoops

Today I am posting images of the various ice cream scoops I have tested with an XRF instrument that have tested positive for lead. If you have questions about XRF testing, please click here. In the many years that I have been testing consumer goods I have consistently found at least trace lead in most […]

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#Leaded: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scoop…

Baskin Robbins Brand Ice Cream Scoop: 1,040 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. #XRFTesting   If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your family, click here.

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