Archive | #Unleaded

#LeadFreeToys: Ikea Child’s Teacup!

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.

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Ask Tamara: My Favorite (#LeadSafe) Blender!

I’ve been asked a million times (it seems) which blenders and appliances I use. It’s an important question – because a lot of the appliances I have tested in my travels have had one or two components test positive for high levels of available lead (on the surface)—and these leaded components sometimes have VERY HIGH […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl: no lead, no mercury, 67 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadFreeDishes: White Crate & Barrel

Newer Crate & Barrel plate : Negative (non-detect) for lead and arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument #XRFTesting Please note: not all Crate & Barrel dishware is negative for lead (when tested with an XRF.)  The owner of this particular dish told me that it was purchased “recently” as of January 2016.  Also please note […]

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Lead-Free Measuring Cup Choices

My friends, followers and readers have been asking me for this one for a while, so here’s a dedicated post with a few choices for measuring cups that are similar to those in my home or are similar to ones I recommend based on testing I have done for others. Important Note: Many of the […]

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Lead Free Pyrex: Measuring Cup

Non-detect for lead • 326 ppm cadmium in the red writing Sorry – I don’t have any more information about the model number or year of manufacture on this one! #XRFTesting • #LeadedPyrex Please share and browse the photo library (click on the #XRFTesting link above) of this site to see items I have personally […]

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Lead-Safe Handmade Mug

Purple handmade mug Dark purple: 101 ppm lead White part: 62 ppm Arsenic Tested with an XRF Instrument by an operator trained & certified in using the instrument. Many handmade modern pieces are low-lead or lead-free!  As your local potter if they use lead in their glazes, some may even be marked as lead-free (look […]

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