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Sur La Table Porcelain Custard Cup Ramekin

#LeadSafe: Sur La Table White Ramekin / Custard Cup

This Sur La Table White Ramekin (Custard Cup) from their “Every Day Porcelain” line tested negative for lead in the white glazed surface and positive for trace levels of lead (at just 36 ppm) on the unglazed bottom exterior surface. This was purchased new in late 2015/early 2016 and tested in 2016. Testing was done […]

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#LeadSafe: Made In Poland Boleslawiec Mug

Handmade in Poland, ceramic Boleslawiec mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Very low lead (within safe range), between 86 and 91 ppm lead. 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 […]

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#LeadSafe: Plain White Corning Mug

Corning Mug. Year unknown. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 33 parts per million (ppm), +/- 13 ppm. This is considered safe by all standards. 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 […]

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#Arsenic: Vintage Popeye & Olive Oyl Baby Rattle

When I tested this vintage plastic Popeye and Olive Oyl rattle I was CERTAIN it would be positive for high levels of lead, but I was wrong! No lead at all, not a trace in any component. Unfortunately it does not have a year of manufacture or maker’s mark on it, but based on other […]

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#LeadSafe: Vintage “Crown Corning” White Ceramic Plate, Made in Japan

This vintage made in Japan “Crown Corning” brand white ceramic plate tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 46 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Year of manufacture unknown. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or […]

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#LeadSafeSmoking, 420 friendly

Now that cannabis is legal in several states, many people are experimenting with different ways of enjoying it – with smoking still being the most popular. People exploring this often search for the perfect vape, water pipe, bong or other “tools of the trade”. Some folks like sticking with a more traditional “smoking pipe”, and […]

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#LeadSafe: Pfaltzgraff Dish, Made In USA

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument.  This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint […]

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#LeadSafe: Crock Pot Brand Black Ceramic Oval Crock Pot Liner

This Crock-Pot brand stoneware / black glazed ceramic liner was positive for lead at 42 parts per million (ppm). [Tested in July of 2014, exact year of manufacture unknown.]. This is a level that is considered safe by all standards (United States and European.) It has also likely been leach-tested.  That said I would personally […]

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#LeadSafe: Rival Brand Crock Pot Ceramic Liner

This Rival brand Crock-Pot stoneware / ceramic liner was positive for lead at 37 parts per million (ppm). [Tested in 2014, exact year of manufacture unknown.]. This is a level that is considered safe by all standards (United States and European.) It has also likely been leach-tested.  That said I would personally not be comfortable […]

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#Leaded: Hamilton Beach Crock Pot Glass Lid

This ceramic crock pot liner and lid is from a Hamilton Beach “Stay or Go” model crock pot / slow cooker. The black ceramic component (the liner / vessel that holds the food) tested negative for lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. The white writing on the lid (the logo […]

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