2013 “100th Anniversary” Pyrex glass measuring cup with dark blue painted markings. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): ND/Non-Detect (Negative) Cadmium (Cd): 54 +/- 8 ppm Cadmium is a known possible carcinogen and, regardless of regulatory standards and “allowable limits”, does not belong in our cookware. To […]
Re-posting from 2014. Older/Antique/Vintage “Ball” brand canning jar. Blue Glass: safe (tested negative/ non-detect for lead). Lid: 861 ppm lead & 1,537 cadmium . Tested with an XRF. from http://naturalbabymama.wordpress.com/ Please consider contributing in support of my childhood lead poisoning prevention advocacy work here or here. Thank you!
Yellow painted lines on school yard in Portland Public school Elementary School – Llewellyn /Sellwood – 25,700 ppm lead. In spite of a public declaration to “Keep PPS Schoolyards Safe And Healthy” this is simply not happening! —- Originally Posted; July 2016. —- Hey you guys! More lead! #Sigh I knew the yellow street lines (and curbs) […]
Sharing my stats, just because it’s fun! This is mostly the result of all of the interest in (and concerns for) lead in Earthpaste toothpaste and bentonite clay this month! Please consider helping me continue to reach so many families by making a contribution via my GoFundMe today… or by starting your Amazon shopping by […]
For my #SaferChoices post about toothpaste, click here. To see all of the Earthpaste posts in one place, click here. Below are the packaging images from Earthpaste’s Lemon Twist flavor product. You can click on the images to see them larger. This product is clearly marketed for parents to use with their children (note the googlie […]
Click the image below to see the full size PDF. This is posted here as supporting documentation to THIS blog post. Here’s my #SaferChoices toothpaste post too. & My GoFundMe if you are inclined to support my advocacy work in that way! As always, thank you for reading!
Reposting this post, originally posted on Facebook. Back to the toothpaste conversation. – Food (and water) is considered toxic for lead in the “Parts Per Billion” (ppb) ranges. Specifically water and food are considered toxic (by many in the scientific community) at levels starting at FIVE parts per billion and higher (some use the less […]
This post is in response to questions from so many of you asking what kind of toothpaste we use in our home! Please note: I have never claimed to be a toothpaste expert, (just a lead expert!) & this post discusses my personal choices for my family, based on daily considerations I have as a result […]
Green Sprouts Silicone Child’s Cup: Lead Free! When tested with an XRF instrument the Green Sprouts brand soft silicone toddler cup pictured below (a 2015 cup that was tested in March of 2017) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect [ND] / negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect [ND] / negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect [ND] / negative Cadmium (Cd): 20 +/- […]
Toy Ceramic Frog Figurine: 138,500 ppm lead. This level of lead is not unusual for an item like this. I would have concerns with children putting the item in their mouth and depending on the age of the item and the condition of the glaze I might also have concerns with lead chalking into the […]