Vintage Handmade Christmas Mug from 1972:
90,900 ppm Lead (Pb).
9,617 ppm Cadmium (Cd).
Read about #CadmiumConcerns here.
For Context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the paint, glaze or coating.
Vintage dishes are not regulated.
This Christmas cup has more than 1,000 times the amount of lead that would be considered unsafe in a modern item intended for use by a child.
Even newly manufactured dishware is not regulated for total lead content (as detectable with an XRF instrument) as if it was intended for children.
Tamara’s Grade: “F”
F = Chuck it! It’s not worth the risk! Concerned about contaminating the landfill? Read THIS.
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