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#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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Vietri Plate

#Leaded: Vietri Dishes, Made in Italy

All of the Vietri pieces I have tested have been positive for at least some level of lead.  Most have been in the 1,000 to 2,000 ppm range. Testing was done with an XRF instrument. These dishes are made in Italy. This particular dish (which is a very light gray color) tested positive for lead […]

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#Leaded: Chili Pepper Mug

Chili Pepper Ceramic Mug: 5,048 ppm lead (inside), 11,000 ppm lead outside. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in China. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, […]

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Prince_Charles_Mug

#Leaded: Prince Charles Mug

Prince Charles souvenir ceramic mug. Tested positive for lead at 300 ppm. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use […]

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#Leaded: Boy Scouts Mug

Boy Scouts Mug, c. 1996/1997: 9,774 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2016. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, as such, are not regulated for […]

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Big_Bird_Mug

#Leaded: Big Bird Child’s Mug

Big Bird Ceramic Child’s Mug: 15,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in Japan 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! To see more mugs […]

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MIT Mug

#Leaded: MIT Souvenir College Mug

Souvenir Mug from MIT: 32,400 ppm lead. The other mugs shown in this photo range from 17,000 to 19,000 ppm lead. One mug out of 7 tested on this date was lead-free. Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please […]

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#LeadSafe: Pfaltzgraff Dish, Made In USA

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument.  This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint […]

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