Expert issues a warning of the dangers in using old Tupperware.
Tamara Rubin an independent advocate for consumer goods safety has issued a warning to people who still use the good old fashioned (original) Tupperware.
She discovered during a recent test of Tupperware’s yellow vintage measuring cups, not only lead, but she also found arsenic as well.
In a post on her website on the disturbing results, Tamara urges everyone to think twice before using the measuring cups.
She writes: ‘I had heard they could be positive for very high levels of Lead, and have always discouraged people from using them — but had never personally tested any vintage Tupperware cookware items that were positive for toxicants…until…now! While I knew they might have Lead, I was frankly quite surprised to also find Arsenic!’
Tamara adds that she also tested other colours in the Tupperware vintage ranges and found Mercury and Cadmium.
Tamara says that it’s important that people know the risks.
‘Of additional concern is that many of these vintage Tupperware pieces have been kept in regular daily service for their 40+ years of life and may have considerable wear and deterioration as a result of decades of heavy regular use,’ she says.
Adds Tamara: ‘While there may not be a single incident of Lead poisoning (or Arsenic poisoning for that matter) that can be traced to a kitchen item like this (because that is a difficult thing to track and study, given how many potential sources of toxicants can be found in our lives – in many things we use every day), with multiple toxicants present, at the levels found here, there is no defensible reason to save items like this and use them for food use purposes.’
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#LeadSafeMama #LeadInPlastic #leadedtupperware #tupperware #vintagetupperware #toxictupperware #leadpoisoning #NotSafeForKids #ToxicPlastic Who has these at home still? Please don’t let your kiddos use them.
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