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#AskTamara: Guess Which of These Four White Glass Lamp Shades Has Lead and How Much!

Please take a look at the four white glass lamp shades below and guess which ones have lead and at what levels!  [This is a great “game” to play with your “newly lead-woke” friends!, Answers are posted below the final image.] Click here for more examples of lamps I have tested. Click here for more […]

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#LeadSafe: Sur La Table White Ramekin / Custard Cup

This Sur La Table White Ramekin (Custard Cup) from their “Every Day Porcelain” line tested negative for lead in the white glazed surface and positive for trace levels of lead (at just 36 ppm) on the unglazed bottom exterior surface. This was purchased new in late 2015/early 2016 and tested in 2016. Testing was done […]

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#LeadSafe: Vintage “Crown Corning” White Ceramic Plate, Made in Japan

This vintage made in Japan “Crown Corning” brand white ceramic plate tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 46 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Year of manufacture unknown. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or […]

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#LeadFree: Newer Corning Casserole Dishes

This newer oval Corning Ware casserole tested negative for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. Would you like to see more test results like this?  Please consider making a small monthly gift in support of my advocacy here: http://tamararubin.com/2017/07/subscribe/ – Thank you for reading, following and sharing! Please ask questions […]

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#LeadSafe: 2012 White Square Crate & Barrel Dishes

2012 Crate & Barrel, Square Pattern Dishes, Made In China. Small white plate: 49 +/- 14 ppm lead. Medium white plate:  85 +/- 17 ppm lead. Large white plate: 110 +/- 21 ppm lead. White bowl:  57 +/- 14 ppm lead. Mug: 82 +/- 18 ppm lead. Glass: ND 4 all. Here’s a link to […]

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#Leaded: Linens & Things Cake Platter

Linens & Things Cake platter: 9,331 ppm lead. Year unknown (2014 or earlier). Thanks to Jennifer Dippel for donating and supporting this post! What to do about this? 1) consider getting a new clear glass or stainless steel one as a replacement 2) use those paper doilies between your cake and the plate. Read more […]

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#Leaded: Homer Laughlin White Plate

White plate by Homer Laughlin: 75,032 ppm lead. Pre-2015, exact year unknown. Made in U.S.A. Thanks to Lauren Dorosh for donating and supporting this post! Read more about testing dishes here. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution […]

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#Leaded: White Wedgwood Bone China Plate

Another reason to skip using grandma’s china this holiday season! Wedgwood China: 98,000 ppm lead … #sigh Made in England. The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a modern/ newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Vintage dishware is not regulated for total lead content. There is no safe level […]

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#GuerrillaXRFTesting: Target 2017; White Dishes

My friend Carissa and I decided to do some “drop-in XRF Testing“ of new products in stores (testing them for the presence of toxic heavy metals – including lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic).  Please note: we’re calling it #GuerrillaXRFTesting because you are mostly not allowed to film in stores (not because you are not allowed to use an […]

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