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Sur La Table Silicone Spoon 1

#LeadFree: Sur La Table Silicone Spoon With Stainless Handle

This Sur La Table mixing spoon / baking utensil has a stainless steel handle and black silicone spoon end. All components were negative for lead, mercury and arsenic when tested with an XRF instrument. The black silicone of the spoon was positive for a very low level of cadmium (10 +/- 6 parts per million). […]

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1 Sur La Table Bistro Pattern Made In Turkey

#LeadFree: Sur La Table “Made In Turkey” Bistro Pattern Dish Set, 2018

This set of new (2018) white “Bistro” pattern dishes from Sur La Table was non-detect for lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium when tested with an XRF instrument. Made in Turkey. Here’s a link* to this product on Amazon. Links are Amazon affiliate links. If you purchase something after clicking on one of these links I […]

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Sur La Table Porcelain Custard Cup Ramekin

#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: Made In Poland Boleslawiec Mug

Handmade in Poland, ceramic Boleslawiec mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Very low lead (within safe range), between 86 and 91 ppm lead. 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 […]

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#Leaded: Logo Mug with Bible Verse

Logo Mug: Hebrews 3:4 “…He that built all things is God.” Green Logo on white mug with gold trim (tested in 2014). The green logo on this is positive for lead at 54,800 ppm. The gold trim and white mug are both “ND” (non-detect) for lead. Pretty much all mugs with logos like this are […]

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#Leaded: Polish Enameled Mug; Yellow (Cadmium too!)

Yellow Enamelware Mug, “Made In Poland” – tested positive for lead at 88 ppm and for cadmium at 21,600 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument (in 2017). While this is considered “Lead-Safe” , the amount of cadmium present is at a level that is considered toxic in an item intended for children. Read more about […]

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Grey Dog Coffee Mug

#Leaded: Grey Dog Ceramic Coffee Mug

The Grey Dog’s Coffee, Ceramic Mug (New York City). 19,100 ppm lead. Tested (in 2013) with an XRF instrument. I used to love this thick ceramic old fashioned style coffee mug from cafes & diners! Now I am always suspicious that any mug like this is likely to be very high lead. Given the ones […]

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#Leaded: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Mug

Newer (2017) Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Metal Mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 5,192 ppm. 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, […]

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#LeadSafe: Plain White Corning Mug

Corning Mug. Year unknown. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 33 parts per million (ppm), +/- 13 ppm. This is considered safe by all standards. 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 […]

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