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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Miniature Vintage Ceramic Tea Set. Made in Taiwan. Platter: 66 +/- 20 ppm lead. Coffee Pot: 777 +/- 53 ppm lead & 18 +/- 8 ppm cadmium. Tiny creamer: 14,200 +/- 500 ppm lead & 42 +/- 11 ppm cadmium. Tiny teacup: 3,280 +/- 124 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. All components tested. […]
Mug with “silver” border (where your lips would go!) It turns out the “silver” is achieved by using leaded glaze! Inside of cup is 845 ppm lead, “silver” border is 104,700 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is […]
Teacup: 47,200 ppm lead. Fine Bone China Crown Trent Staffordshire England —- For context: 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 as containing lead (and being […]
In response to these posts (tea kettles that have tested positive for things like lead and cadmium) I wanted to share the following! Tea Kettles: A kettle is something you probably use every day for boiling water. We do in our house. As a result it totally makes sense to invest in one that is […]
IKEA teacup Lead-free [Non-detect for lead.] —— The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or more. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.