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#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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2017 Walgreens Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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Rae Dunn Rest Spoon Rest Artisan Collection Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadSafe: Rae Dunn “Rest” Ceramic Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta

Rae Dunn “REST” Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2018. 89 +/- 21 ppm lead. Considered safe by all standards.  Non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). Here’s an affiliate link* for this product on Amazon. While this is low lead and considered safe by all standards, I […]

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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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#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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#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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