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Crate And Barrel Miguel Highball Made In Mexico Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” Made In Mexico Drinking Glass

This Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” drinking glass (Made In Mexico) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. See more Crate & Barrel items I have tested here. As always, please let me know if you have any questions! Tamara Rubin #LeadSafeMama

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Vintage Red Pyrex Milk Glass Fridge Container with Lid Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#SuperLeaded: Vintage Pyrex Food Storage Container with Lid

This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]

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Vintage Toy Glass Marbles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage/Antique Glass Marbles, Yellow and White Swirl

Yellow and White Swirled Glass Vintage Marble: 2,364 ppm Lead! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher. Tested in 2014 with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture and brand: unknown. Once I learned that even […]

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2013 Pokeman Marble Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Glass Pokeman Marble, c. 2013

Pokeman Marble. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Apprx 36,000 ppm lead (on the “painted” design). The amount of lead considered toxic (and therefore illegal) in a newly manufactured item intended for children (after 2010) is anything with paint or coating testing positive for lead at 90 ppm or higher. I don’t know what […]

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Garrys Milk Lady Lane Farm Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama swabs 5

Testing the paint on a reusable glass milk bottle with a LeadCheck Swab (Video.)

Here’s a little (3-minute) video where I test the paint on a Garry’s milk bottle (Garry’s is an Oregon based company) with a LeadCheck swab. There is also a photo below showing how many swab tests I was able to get out of the liquid from one LeadCheck swab by using q-tips. This picture also […]

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Strauss Creamery Milk Bottles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadFree: Straus Family Creamery Reusable Glass Milk Bottle

Straus Family Creamery (in Marin County, California) managed to do what other creameries have not managed to do somehow… the black paint on their new (2018) reusable glass bottles is negative for lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) when tested with an XRF instrument! The great thing that this demonstrates is that it is actually possible […]

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Garry's Meadow Fresh Milk - Oregon Milk Bottles painted with lead paint Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Email today to Lady Lane Farm, Garry’s Meadow Fresh Milk – Oregon

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – To: – From: – Subject: Your bottles are painted with lead paint – I recently discovered that the red paint on your reusable glass milk bottles is lead paint. It is more than 20,000 ppm lead. – There is no regulation on this at all, so – to […]

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Purple Ball Jars Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadSafe: 2018 Purple Ball Jars

When these new purple ball jars were tested with an XRF instrument they tested positive for a very low level of lead (just a trace and within the realm of what might be considered safe for a modern item intended for children). That said, I LOVE purple, but I prefer not to have anything leaded […]

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