Archive | #Leaded

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#Leaded: “Made in India” Stainless Lunch Box With Leaded Brass Accents

This goes in the category of “Things in my home that I never thought to test until now!” This is a lunch box/ food storage container made of stainless steel. My husband pointed out that the little moving parts that make up the top of the clasp system are actually yellow brass. I hadn’t noticed […]

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#Leaded: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Mug

Newer (2017) Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Metal Mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 5,192 ppm. 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, […]

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#Leaded: Vintage China, Hand Painted Nippon

Vintage China,  “Hand Painted”  – Nippon. Positive for lead at 3,115 +/- 121ppm. This dish was “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Read more about the concern for lead in dishware here. Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate link & […]

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#Leaded: Crown Royal Bone China, B 76 2

Crown Royal Bone China – B 76 2, Made in England. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 70,900 +/- 1,900 ppm. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher. Vintage dishware is not regulated for total lead content […]

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#Leaded: Child’s Toy China Tea Set

Victoria’s Garden Toy China Tea Set: 20,600 ppm lead. [Lemon included to show size!] The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Tested with an XRF instrument. You can see more antique/vintage […]

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#Cadmium: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, Princess/ Bride

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (princess? bride?) has a painted face that is 975 +/- 35  ppm cadmium. Her hair was also positive for cadmium at 893 +/- 34 ppm. The amount of cadmium that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 40 ppm lead and higher. Read more […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Queen Of Hearts Nancy Ann Storybook Doll, c. 1940

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (“Queen of Hearts”) has a painted face that is 6,255 +/- 207 ppm lead. Her black painted shoes are 2,343 +/- 109 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. Click here to […]

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#Leaded: Vintage 1940s Nancy Ann Storybook Bride Doll

This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll bride has a painted face that is 172,600 +/- 10,000 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 90 ppm lead and higher. In general you should keep vintage dolls (both plastic and ceramic) away from young children […]

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