New EPA Water Filter Guide Lead Safe Mama 2019

The EPA has a new consumer tool to help you determine if your home water filter removes lead.

Click the image below to read the full guide on the EPA’s site, or click THIS LINK for a full downloadable PDF of the two-page info-sheet. Once you have taken a look at it, please do let me know if you have any questions. Standards to know in looking for efficient water filtration: 15 Parts […]

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Yellow 2013 Le Creuset Number 21 Sauce Pan Lead Safe Mama b

Made In France (c. 2013) Yellow Le Creuset Sauce Pan [#21]: 19,600 ppm Cadmium (a known carcinogen) + 48 ppm Lead.

The owner of this #21 Le Creuset (Made In France) yellow 2-1/4 quart frying pan, told me he purchased it about 6 years ago — which would be c. 2013. He shared two pans with me, each that were purchased about the same time. Click here to see the second pan (also yellow). Please note […]

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Yellow 2013 Le Creuset Number 29 Oval Casserole Lead Safe Mama a

Made In France (c. 2013) Yellow Oval Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Casserole [#29]: 17,700 ppm Cadmium (a known carcinogen).

The owner of this #29 Le Creuset (Made In France) yellow oval 5-quart dutch oven [which cost $350.00 when purchased new at Kitchen Kaboodle in Portland, Oregon], told me he purchased it about 6 years ago — which would be c. 2013. Please note that both Antimony and Cadmium are known  – or “suspected” – carcinogens (depending […]

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Handmade In Israel Olive Oil Lamp 1 a Lead Safe Mama

2018 Handmade Bare Unglazed Ceramic Made in Israel Olive Oil Lamp: Lead-Free (One of three lamps tested.)

One of my readers had these shipped directly to me (from Israel) in late-2018. I believe it was an Etsy purchase and there was also a cute note from the Etsy seller in the box! When tested with an XRF instrument this oil lamp had the following readings: Zinc (Zn): 402 +/- 32 ppm Iron […]

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Handmade In Israel Olive Oil Lamp 2 a Lead Safe Mama

2018 Handmade Bare Unglazed Ceramic Made in Israel Olive Oil Lamp: 55 ppm Lead (considered safe by all standards).

One of my readers had these shipped directly to me (from Israel) in late-2018. I believe it was an Etsy purchase and there was also a cute note from the Etsy seller in the box! When tested with an XRF instrument this oil lamp had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 55 +/- 13 ppm Zinc […]

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Handmade In Israel Olive Oil Lamp 3 b Lead Safe Mama

2018 Handmade Bare Unglazed Ceramic Made in Israel Olive Oil Lamp: 17 ppm Lead, considered safe by all standards.

One of my readers had these shipped directly to me (from Israel) in late-2018. I believe it was an Etsy purchase and there was also a cute note from the Etsy seller in the box! When tested with an XRF instrument this oil lamp had the following readings: (180 second / 3-minute test) Lead (Pb): […]

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Pfaltzgraff Linea China Lead Safe Mama 2

Pfaltzgraff Linea Pattern (Made In China) White Ceramic Plate: 218 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Pfaltzgraff Linea pattern white ceramic plate had the following readings. On the decorative bands of the “vines”: Lead (Pb): 218 +/- 33 ppm Barium (Ba): 1,650 +/- 139 ppm Zinc (Zn): 10,300 +/- 400 ppm Copper (Cu): 335 +/- 74 ppm Iron (Fe): 1,086 +/- 246 ppm Bismuth […]

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Longaberger Pottery Vitrified China Plate Lead Safe Mama 4

Longaberger Pottery Vitrified China Small Burgundy Plate: 56 ppm Lead + 101 ppm Cadmium

When tested with an XRF instrument this Burgundy colored small plate by Longaberger Pottery  had the following levels: Lead (Pb): 56 +/- 21 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 101 +/- 16 ppm Barium (Ba): 931 +/- 103 ppm Tin (Sn): 6,271 +/- 271 ppm Zinc (Zn): 76 +/- 29 ppm Copper (Cu): 210 +/- 59 ppm Iron […]

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Royal Norfolk Greenbrier International Dollar Tree Store Burgundy Plate Lead Safe Mama 3

Dollar Tree Store Royal Norfolk Burgundy Ceramic Plate: 339 ppm Lead + 52 ppm Cadmium

Dollar Tree Store Burgundy / Maroon / Wine Colored Glazed Ceramic Plate, Royal Norfolk. By Greenbrier International, Inc. Made in China. To see more items from dollar tree stores / 99 cent stores  that I have tested already, Click HERE. When tested with an XRF instrument this plate had the following readings (on the food surface). [Note: readings on […]

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99 Cent Store 1999 Blue and White Flower Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

99 Cent Only Store c. 1999 Floral Pattern Ceramic Plate (No Maker’s Mark): 49,400 +/- 1,400 ppm Lead.

  There is no mark or maker noted on this plate.  The owner told me she purchased at a 99 Cent Only Store (in Los Angeles) store about 20 years ago (which would be late-1990s / c. 1999). When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 49,400 +/- 1,400 ppm […]

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