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#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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#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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#Leaded: Vintage Milk Glass Corning Teacup

This vintage milk-glass “Made in USA” Corning brand tea cup tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 804 ppm lead in the white (undecorated) milk glass component of the cup. Tested in 2014. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Tepco Ceramic Bowl

Vintage “Tepco” “Made in USA” ceramic bowl. Tested positive for lead at 28,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. Would you like to see more test results like this? Please help me rent (or eventually buy!) an XRF instrument to continue this independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work. You can support […]

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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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#LeadFree: 1958 Baby New Year Kewpie Celluloid Doll “Irwin” #Cadmium

This little doll tested positive for cadmium (Cd) 164 +/- 17 ppm. 40 ppm cadmium is considered toxic by modern standards for a child’s toy. I was really surprised to find this was not positive for lead! Here’s a link to a modern likely #LeadFree version of a similar doll on Amazon! Here are more […]

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#Leaded: “Vintage”? 1980s? Corning Mug With Floral Pattern

While I don’t know the exact year of manufacture for this Corning mug with a floral pattern on the side, there is an “81” on the bottom and it has a color scheme that is also consistent with things like this from the early 1980s.  The decorative element on this Corning mug tests positive for […]

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#Leaded: Vintage 1980 Fisher Price / Quaker Oats Toy Radio

1980 Fisher Price toy plastic radio with wind up music box. — Yellow plastic components: 2,087 +/- 55 ppm lead, 20 +/- 10 ppm cadmium, 204 +/- 37 ppm arsenic. — Whit plastic components: 58 +/- 10 ppm lead. 108 +/- 12 ppm cadmium — Blue plastic knob: 22 +/- 7 ppm lead. — Metal […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Corelle Livingware Mug

Corelle Livingware – by Corning – Made In the U.S.A. – 31,700 ppm lead. Year of manufacture unknown. tested in 2014. Thanks to Renita Gale Swaekauski for donating and supporting this post! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a […]

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#LeadFree: 6 oz clear glass Ball brand mason jar

Small 6oz Ball brand clear glass canning jar, lid and band.  Newly purchased in 2017. Tested with an XRF instrument.  “Non-Detect” (negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd.) We use Ball brand canning jars (of all sizes) every day in our home. While the lids are free of the toxicants listed […]

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