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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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Would you like some lead (or cadmium or arsenic) with that ice cream?

Vintage Ice Cream Scoop. Metal: 28 ppm lead – considered safe by all standards. Red Plastic Handle: 3,091 ppm cadmium / 26 ppm Arsenic. — Most ice cream scoops I have tested (especially the vintage ones) have tested positive for at least some lead with an XRF.  For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your […]

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#LeadFreeGlass! Random!

No lead! No Mercury ! No arsenic. I’ll ask my friend Sarah where she bought this! #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and the XRF Test results.  If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are […]

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Collectable Starbucks Coffee White Ceramic Mug

#Leaded: 2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug

2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug:  Tested positive for lead with levels as high as 11,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. 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 (90 ppm or higher […]

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#LeadedMugs; Dollar Store – #1 Mom!

901 ppm lead. #DollarStore,  Purchased c. 2010. —— The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content as detectable with an XRF. For lead-free mug & cup choices click here!   […]

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#Leaded: Older Robeez-Style Baby Shoes

This older Robeez* baby shoe tested positive for lead: 626 ppm lead (yellow), 264 ppm lead (red), 40 ppm lead (brown sole) . Older “hand-me-down” Robeez shoe… (Year unknown, from before the new legislation I hope! – I mean really how many babies put their shoes in their mouth!) Newer Robeez brand shoes (post 2010) […]

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Starbucks Coffee Insulated Mug Stainless And Ceramic

#Leaded: 2011 White Ceramic Lined Stainless Steel Starbucks Coffee Travel Mug

Starbucks 2011 Ceramic Lined Travel Mug- (broke in shipping). Inside of mug / ceramic liner / the part that touches the coffee: 63,549 ppm lead (ummmm huh!?).   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 […]

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#Leaded: 2006 White Ceramic Lined Stainless Steel Starbucks Coffee Brand Travel Mug

2006 Starbucks Mug. Made in China. Interior & exterior white glaze: 66 ppm lead. Logo (words): 1,122 ppm lead & 266 ppm arsenic.  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 […]

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