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Butterfly Gold Vintage Pyrex Casserole Dish Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage “Butterfly Gold” Pattern Pyrex Casserole Dish, c. 1972

Vintage Pyrex “Butterfly Gold” casserole dish, c. 1972: The mustard and white paint on this casserole tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead: 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm Cadmium: ND Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 642 +/- 163 ppm (on the design) Platinum: […]

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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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Horizon Blue Vintage Pyrex Casserole Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#Leaded: Vintage “Horizon Blue” Pattern Pyrex Casserole. c. 1969-1972

This vintage “Horizon Blue” casserole by Pyrex tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (on the painted design with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead: 72,000 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium: 33 +/- 11 ppm Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 504 +/- 170 ppm Platinum: 1,315 +/- 212 ppm – […]

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Vintage Corelle Corning Butterfly Pattern Bowl Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama_3

#Leaded: Vintage Corelle By Corning Butterfly Pattern Glass Bowls

Your grandmother had these, didn’t she? These butterfly pattern vintage “Corelle by Corning” (Made in New York) bowls tested positive for lead at 23,300 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children (when tested with an XRF instrument) is anything 90 ppm […]

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Starbucks Coffee Company Collectible City Mugs

Ask Tamara: Do Starbucks Mugs Have High Levels of Lead?

Ask Tamara: Question: “Do Starbucks mugs have high levels of lead in them? What are the safest options for non-toxic coffee mugs?” A. [Simplified Answer!]: YES, many Starbucks Coffee Company branded mugs have high levels of lead in them (as measurable by testing with an XRF instrument). Note: This is not illegal in any way; […]

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2017 Starbucks You Are Here Collection California Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Starbucks Coffee Company “You Are Here” Collection, 14 oz California Mug

c. 2017 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic “You Are Here” Collection “California” Mug : Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 6,397 ppm lead (+/- 184 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the […]

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2016 Black Starbucks Coffee Company Mug

#LeadFree: 2016 3 oz Starbucks Coffee Company Black Ceramic Espresso Cup

This Starbucks Coffee Company black glazed three ounce espresso mug (“Made in China”) tested negative (non-detect) for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Other Starbucks Coffee brand mugs have not fared so well over the years. Click here to see if I have tested your Starbucks Coffee mug! For more lead-free […]

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2006 1 Green Pear Starbucks Coffee Mug

#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

#LeadFree: 2015 Starbucks Coffee Gold Peace Sign Espresso Mug

This Starbucks Coffee gold peace sign three ounce espresso mug (“Made in China”) tested negative (non-detect) for lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. Other Starbucks Coffee brand mugs have not fared so well over the years. Click here to see if I have tested your Starbucks Coffee mug! For more lead-free […]

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