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Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose Walmart Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose New On Shelf (2017) In Walmart, Made In USA

This “Expert Gardener” “Light Duty” garden hose was tested new on the shelf in Walmart in 2017. Only the plastic part of the hose was tested and it was positive for lead (Pb) at 52 parts per million. 52 ppm lead is a relatively low level of lead, but I would still have concerns for […]

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Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead. Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead

Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead? Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead? (video)

Here are the blog posts related to the video below: Franciscan Ivy. Franciscan Desert Rose. Mexican “Lead-Free” Pottery. Comments to the “viewers” in this are from the original posting of the video as a Facebook Live video! Video is about 6 minutes long, and also shows you how to stretch one LeadCheck swab out to […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Orange

Orange plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 459,300 parts per million lead. [Sorry about the fuzzy photo!] Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Blue

Blue plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 434,800 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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#LeadedChina: Syracuse Tea Cup

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America: Teacup; 26,200 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is not required to mark them (for resale) as containing lead (and being potentially hazardous) […]

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