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#Leaded: 1958 Little Golden Book, Three Bedtime Stories

1958 Little Golden Book, tested positive for 208 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Items intended for children are considered unsafe (and illegal if newly manufactured) when they test positive for lead at 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm lead (or higher) in the substrate. To see more […]

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#Leaded: Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China, Made in USA c. 1941

When this Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China (Made in the USA, c. 1941 and later) was tested with an XRF instrument it came in at 122,200 +/- 5,000 ppm lead. It is negative for Cd (cadmium), As (arsenic) and Hg (mercury), however that is one heck of a lot of lead to be found in […]

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Vintage Faux Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage Faux Pearls

Grandma’s vintage faux pearls (that feel real!) 295,900 +/- 34,000 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. (These types of faux pearls also usually test positive when tested with a reactive agent test – like a LeadCheck swab.) [Here’s my Amazon affiliate link for LeadCheck swabs too! http://amzn.to/2tpGNzO] Here are more posts with vintage faux pearls […]

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#Leaded: Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug

This little Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted) 176 +/- 19 ppm Pb 9 +/- 3 ppm Br Green Paint 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Pb 943 +/- 50 ppm Cd 317 +/- 79 ppm Ba 11,600 +/- 900 ppm Cr Red Paint 27,900 […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage Fisher Price Big Bird

Vintage Fisher Price Big Bird doll tested negative for lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. #GoFigure!!! – Thanks for reading! Tamara #LeadSafeMama Check out the test results of more things I have tested here: http://tamararubin.com/2018/01/index/

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#Leaded: Vintage MatchBox Car Vinyl Case

Vintage vinyl MatchBox car case. Made in Canada. Tested positive for as much as 310 ppm lead. In 2017 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm (or higher in) the substrate. – Would you […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Stand Hand Juicer

Vintage countertop stand hand juicer. No mark or maker noted. The corroding deteriorating gray metal part that touches the orange while it is being juiced was positive for lead at 2,254 ppm.  The white enamel part was positive for lead at 168 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or […]

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#Leaded: Little Vintage (1980s?) Plastic Avon Bear

Vintage Plastic Avon Bear Pin. 2,300+ ppm lead (Pb). 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. I have tested quite a few vintage and newer Avon items that have been very […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Toy Ford Car

Ford “Front Drive” Toy Car, painted with lead paint. 723 +/- 54 ppm lead (Pb) , 25 +/- 8 ppm cadmium (Cd.) 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 […]

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