Green (Recycled?) Glass Mug: 431 ppm Lead. [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

Green (Recycled?) Glass Mug: 431 ppm Lead. [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

When tested with an XRF instrument this clear glass mug (with green tint, probably recycled glass) had the following readings:

  • Lead (Pb): 431 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect (ND)
  • Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (ND)

Glassware with a tint often has at least some level of Lead. Recycled glassware also often has at least some level of Lead.

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My favorite Lead-free/Lead-safe mug (that I use every day in my home) is made by ForLife. All of the ForLife mugs that I have tested to date have been Lead-free (and they are also advertised as Lead-free). You can see an example of one those here on Amazon*:

I also use restaurant quality clear glass mugs in my home (which are also Lead-free.) [Similar to these on Amazon.]

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Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

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Green (Recycled?) Glass Mug: 431 ppm Lead. [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

2 Responses to Green (Recycled?) Glass Mug: 431 ppm Lead. [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

  1. Earl August 6, 2018 at 10:17 am #

    Hi Tamara, is it that the glass without tint (green or any color like yellow, blue, etc.)Lead free? Thanks

    • Tamara August 6, 2018 at 10:24 am #

      Generally a good rule of thumb when shopping for new items – not always true of vintage items though.

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