Archive | XRF Testing

#Leaded: Enamelware Metal Mug, “I Garden”

Enamelware mug purchased c. 2014 at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon. Exterior tested positive for 15,000 ppm lead. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF in 2014. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are […]

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#Leaded: Chili Pepper Mug

Chili Pepper Ceramic Mug: 5,048 ppm lead (inside), 11,000 ppm lead outside. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in China. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, […]

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#Leaded: Prince Charles Mug

Prince Charles souvenir ceramic mug. Tested positive for lead at 300 ppm. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use […]

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#Leaded: Boy Scouts Mug

Boy Scouts Mug, c. 1996/1997: 9,774 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2016. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, as such, are not regulated for […]

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#Leaded: Big Bird Child’s Mug

Big Bird Ceramic Child’s Mug: 15,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in Japan If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! To see more mugs […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Milk Glass Fire King Mug and Tray Set

Vintage Fire King Milk Glass Mug: 44, 600 ppm lead (on the blue painted surface.) Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! […]

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#Leaded: MIT Souvenir College Mug

Souvenir Mug from MIT: 32,400 ppm lead. The other mugs shown in this photo range from 17,000 to 19,000 ppm lead. One mug out of 7 tested on this date was lead-free. Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please […]

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#Leaded; Martha’s Vineyard Black Dog Mug

Souvenir Mug from The Black Dog in Martha’s Vineyard. 32,300 ppm lead on the design. [I used to go there every morning for breakfast as a child in the summers when we lived anchored out in Vineyard Haven harbor!!] Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because […]

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