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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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#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: Child’s Toy China Tea Set

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 […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Miniature Tea Set, Made in Taiwan

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. […]

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#Leaded: Silver Bordered Vintage China Mug / Tea Cup

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 […]

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#SaferChoices: Lead-Free Tea Kettles

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 […]

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