Archive | 2014

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#LeadFree: White Starbucks Espresso Mug, c. 2014

This small white Starbucks espresso mug was tested with an XRF instrument in June of 2014 and was negative for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As.) The year of manufacture of this piece is unknown, but it was fairly new at the time it was tested (sorry I did not think to […]

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#Leaded: 2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2014 “zak! designs” Anna & Elsa Mug from Disney’s animated film Frozen tested positive for lead (Pb) at 8,834 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic (and illegal) in a modern item made and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm lead or […]

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Article Series: Loaded With Lead, Seattle Times – October 2014

“Lead poisoning is a major threat at America’s shooting ranges, perpetuated by owners who’ve repeatedly violated laws even after workers have fallen painfully ill.” This is a wonderful “Seattle Times Investigation” five part series about lead hazards in firing ranges. Originally Published October 17, 2014. Click on the image to read the articles.

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#LeadFree: New (2014) Duralex Gigogne Ice Cream Cups

These Duralex Gigogne colored glass ice cream cups (Made in France!) were shipped to me new in 2014 (sent to me for testing directly by the manufacturer).  Each color tested negative for lead, mercury, and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Here is my Amazon affiliate link* to these exact dishes! http://amzn.to/2DhwZvy As always, please […]

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#LeadFree: New (2014) Duralex Marine Blue Tumbler

These Duralex Picardie blue (“Marine”) tumblers were new (shipped to me for testing directly by the manufacturer) in 2014.  They tested negative for lead, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. I love responsible companies who ship me stuff for testing directly! Here is my Amazon affiliate link* to these exact glasses! http://amzn.to/2Deha8W Would you like […]

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#LeadFree: New (2014) Duralex Picardie Glasses

These Duralex Picardie glasses were new (shipped to me for testing directly by the manufacturer) in 2014.  They tested negative for lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and barium when tested with an XRF instrument. I love responsible companies who ship me stuff for testing directly! Here are some Amazon affiliate links* to these exact glasses as […]

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