Plain White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Mug With Logo

#LeadedMugs: Starbucks White Mug 2016

Plain white Starbucks mug purchased new in 2016: 89 ppm lead, considered safe by all standards – but still positive.  If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! For lead-free mug & cup choices click […]

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Recycled Clear Glass Starbucks Coffee Tumbler

#Leaded: Starbucks Coffee Recycled Green Glass Tumbler

Starbucks Coffee Brand Slightly Green Tinted Tumbler Glass: tested positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 1,732 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured today as intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher. Dishes and glassware are not […]

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Spring Blossom Vintage Pyrex Cup Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

My friend invited me to a testing party—what the heck is a testing party?

Question: Tamara, my friend invited me to a testing party. What the heck is a testing party? Answer:  Your friend probably likes you a lot!  She is likely an environmentally conscious person with a concern for your health and well-being and for the health and well-being of your community and the planet as well. (That’s […]

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#AskTamara: Does my child’s trumpet mouthpiece contain unsafe levels of lead?

#AskTamara – Question: Does my child’s trumpet mouthpiece contain unsafe levels of lead? – Answer: In most cases, yes. – Please read on for more information. Leaded Trumpet Mouthpieces. Only one of the mouthpieces pictured below has no lead. – Trumpet mouthpieces (and mouthpieces on any brass instruments for that matter) are not regulated at all […]

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XRFTesting: Instant Pot (Video)

We tested the Instant Pot today in a Facebook Live video! (Tested it for lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic  – etc., – using an XRF Analyzer) Watch the video to see the testing results. Click the Facebook button on the video to share it from Facebook. Click the image below to check out Instant Pots on […]

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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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A Computer for Tamara

Many of my followers, friends and fans have asked me how they can help and what I need during this time of transition so that I can continue my advocacy work. As a result of my recent professional transitions I don’t currently own a laptop, nor have one to use (unless I borrow my husbands […]

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Many of you know that I am in a bit of professional transition, starting over – rebranding – while also planning on finishing my documentary film on lead poisoning later this year. Things are generally going well and picked up after I pulled myself out of a funk in December. I jokingly said to friends […]

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