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#Leaded: Vintage Spring Blossom Green Flower Pyrex Cup

Vintage Pyrex Spring Blossom Green Cups: The dark green/almost black paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 39,300 +/- 1,600 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 833 +/- 61 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Platinum (Pt): 1,017 +/- 264 […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Shenandoah Cinderella Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Vintage Pyrex Cinderella Style Shenandoah Pattern Mixing Bowl: The paint on this bowl tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 85,600 +/- 4,100 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,194 +/- 99 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Gold (Au): 589 +/- 226 […]

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#AskTamara: Guess Which of These Four White Glass Lamp Shades Has Lead and How Much!

Please take a look at the four white glass lamp shades below and guess which ones have lead and at what levels!  [This is a great “game” to play with your “newly lead-woke” friends!, Answers are posted below the final image.] Click here for more examples of lamps I have tested. Click here for more […]

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Butterfly Gold Vintage Pyrex Casserole Dish Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage “Butterfly Gold” Pattern Pyrex Casserole Dish, c. 1972

Vintage Pyrex “Butterfly Gold” casserole dish, c. 1972: The mustard and white paint on this casserole tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead: 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm Cadmium: ND Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 642 +/- 163 ppm (on the design) Platinum: […]

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Old Town Blue Vintage Pyrex 1972 Cup Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: “Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Tea Cup, c.1972 – 1982

Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]

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#Cadmium: Voss Glass Water Bottle

Clear glass water bottle, Voss brand. The bottle and lid were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic – but the white writing on the outside was positive for trace (low levels) of cadmium, at 11 ppm. (+/- 6 ppm). If you have scrolled through the posts on my blog at all you have seen that […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Milk Glass Corning Teacup

This vintage milk-glass “Made in USA” Corning brand tea cup tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 804 ppm lead in the white (undecorated) milk glass component of the cup. Tested in 2014. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children […]

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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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