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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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Vintage Corelle Corning Butterfly Pattern Bowl Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama_3

#Leaded: Vintage Corelle By Corning Butterfly Pattern Glass Bowls

Your grandmother had these, didn’t she? These butterfly pattern vintage “Corelle by Corning” (Made in New York) bowls tested positive for lead at 23,300 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children (when tested with an XRF instrument) is anything 90 ppm […]

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2017 Starbucks You Are Here Collection California Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Starbucks Coffee Company “You Are Here” Collection, 14 oz California Mug

c. 2017 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic “You Are Here” Collection “California” Mug : Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 6,397 ppm lead (+/- 184 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the […]

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#Leaded: Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” English China

Copeland Spode Vintage “Fairy Dell” China, Made in England. Tested postive for lead (Pb) at 36,400 ppm (+/- 1,400 ppm) and for arsenic (As) at 2,332 +/- 288 ppm. It was “ND” (non-detect) for cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended […]

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#Leaded : Vintage Pyrex Teacup (Pink Stripe)

Vintage white milk glass “Double Tough” Pyrex teacup, with pink painted stripe. Made in U.S.A. Tested postive for lead with an XRF Instrument. Pink Stripe: 249,700 +/- 19,000 ppm lead (Pb) & 12,800 +/- 1,000 ppm cadmium (Cd). Also positive for arsenic (As) at 14,300 +/- 1,600 ppm arsenic. ND (non-detect) for mercury (Hg!) For […]

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Spode Delamere Plate

#Leaded: Spode “Delamere Blue” China

This Spode brand yellow “Delamere Blue” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 47,500 ppm lead (+/- 1,500 ppm). For context: The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating […]

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#Leaded: Spode Yellow Albany Pattern

This Spode brand yellow “Albany” pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 43,900 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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Spode Blue Chintz

#Leaded: Spode Blue Chintz

This Spode brand Blue Chintz pattern china (Made in England) was positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. It came in at 45,700 ppm lead (+/- 1,400 ppm). For context: the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm in the coating or […]

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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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