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#LeadedJewelry: Sparkly Headband

Sparkly child’s headband – sparkles: 419 ppm lead, jingle bell: no lead! Tested with an XRF. – #SaferChoices: I avoid all sparkles (in jewelry and art projects) unless I have tested them myself.  The potential for them being leaded (and also then being ingested or inhaled accidentally) is too great for me personally (as a […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Vintage Faux Pearls

37,287 ppm Arsenic. 307 ppm Cadmium. Greater than 10% (>100,000) ppm lead. Tested with an XRF. Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content – especially antique / vintage jewelry (which may be deteriorating/ chalking into the […]

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#LeadedDishes: White Plate – Optima from Mikasa

White Ceramic Larger Plate: 45,300 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 -1999 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa Tested with an XRF Learn more and find lead-free dishware options here: http://tamararubin.com/2016/12/dishes/

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#LeadedChina: Optima White Bowl from Mikasa

White Ceramic Bowl: 46,200 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 (ish) Tested with an XRF — #XRFTesting For some lead-free dishware options (and to learn more) check out my blog: http://tamararubin.com/blog/ (use the search bar!)

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#LeadedChina: Optima White Ceramic Plate

White Ceramic Plate: 56,000 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa —- Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. […]

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